Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > 2nd Brew recommendations
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-27-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
dhaas66
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 67
Default 2nd Brew recommendations

Just recieved my kit and I have the simple brew kit from More Beer.. Still waiting for a burner and temp gauge in the mail and on the way.. I will be ready to go.

My question is I am still a newb and would like some recomendations on kits that are peoples favorites.. I was thinking of an american Pale Ale.

Thanks in advance...

__________________
dhaas66 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
stale
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stale's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: TRI-CITIES, WA.
Posts: 137
Default 2nd brew

I switched to AG after 2 kits and 1 PM. I really like the outcome so far. There just seems to be something a little more satisfying doing the AG.

__________________
stale is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2007, 06:33 PM   #3
ahsndpro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 59
Default

My first was an American Pale Ale. So far, it has been my favorite.

__________________

Primary -- Boddington's Clone
Secondary -- IPA, Canadian Ale
1 Gallon Experimental Fermentor #1 -- Apfelwein
1 Gallon Experimental Fermentor #2 -- Empty
Bottled/Mini Kegs -- "We're Going Streaking" Pale Ale, Stout, Apfelwein, Pomegranate Blueberry Apple Cider, Nut Brown Ale
Planning -- Fruit Infused Wheat Beer, Pale Ale

ahsndpro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2007, 06:43 PM   #4
c.n.budz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,154
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts

Default

For my first kit brew I did a Sam Smith Taddy Porter clone, it was really easy and turned out great, Ive been told that porters are a bit more forgiving.... I should still have the recipe at home, if you want I can post it when I get home tonight

__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway
c.n.budz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
newguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 271
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

any ale is generally a good beer for HB'ers to start out with. There top fermenting and forgiving in nature. (temps and all that jazz). Give some different ale styles a try and see what you like.

And porters are ales just dark and very good! I have a chocolate-nut-espresso porter fermenting right now. Cant wait to see how it comes out.

Good luck. My best advice brew what you like and experiment with stuff you can get your friends to drink as well

__________________
-=Evil Wit Brewing=-

--I Brew Therefore I am...-

In the Works: Common room ESB--(AG) Belgian Wit---(EXT)

Meadery: Grape apple mesquite cyser

On Tap: Common Room E.S.B.-----Belgin Wit
newguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2007, 11:24 PM   #6
dhaas66
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 67
Default Porters?

I would like the recipe.. Thanks...

__________________
dhaas66 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2007, 12:44 AM   #7
newguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 271
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

yeah no probs. This is just a first run experiement recipe. I'll be glad to share it after I've tasted it

__________________
-=Evil Wit Brewing=-

--I Brew Therefore I am...-

In the Works: Common room ESB--(AG) Belgian Wit---(EXT)

Meadery: Grape apple mesquite cyser

On Tap: Common Room E.S.B.-----Belgin Wit
newguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2007, 01:16 AM   #8
c.n.budz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,154
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Here's the recipe,
Makes 5 gallons
O.G. 1.053 F.G. 1.013
Yeast - wyeast 1084 Irish Ale


lb 55L british crystal malt
12oz british black malt
6oz chocolate malt
Steep for 1/2hr in 1.5 gal 150* water. Strain and sparge w/ 1 gal 150* water. Bring to a boil, total boil time is 60 minutes, then add

6lbs light DME
2.5 oz black treacle
8.5 hbu kent golding hops

45 minutes into boil add 1/2 oz fuggles hops

add 1/2oz kent goldings hops when you have 3minutes left in the boil

cool, strain, transfer to primary, bring total volume to 5 gallons, pitch yeast at 75-80*

the recipe called for the normal 1 week primary, 2 weeks secondary but mine fermented steadily for about 10-11 days, and I racked to secondary at 13 days. I also left it in the secondary for an extra week and it came out really clear.

if you're bottling, prime w/ 1.25 cups light DME boiled in 2 cups of water

enjoy

__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway
c.n.budz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2007, 01:10 PM   #9
INeedANewHobby
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 168
Default

I recommend the Liberty Cream ale kit from Midwest Supplies! It was my first kit (needs 2 more weeks in bottles). I tasted it along the way, and after just one week in the bottle, it already tastes great! Nice light amber color, noticeable but not over-powering hop profile, and is pretty clear already too! Good luck

__________________
INeedANewHobby is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommendations for my second brew Acuna Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-06-2009 02:24 AM
Recommendations for next brew Stoopidwon Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 09-29-2009 04:18 PM
recommendations what to brew next with these hops? bkov Recipes/Ingredients 1 04-25-2009 08:33 AM
Summer brew recommendations fritz_monroe Recipes/Ingredients 3 02-17-2007 02:25 PM
first brew recommendations sk8rdude12000 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 08-09-2005 09:56 PM