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Old 10-20-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Any recommendations on first brews

My new kit's in the mail after my first one turned out to be sucky. Now I just need to decide which beer I want to start off with. Are there certain recipes that are better off left to more experienced brewers? I truly love all beers so it doesn't matter what my first batch is.

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Old 10-20-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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I think a wheat beer is the way to go. It takes much less time and you can work up your confidence while sampling it and then make another batch that you have sit a bit longer.

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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Brew what you like to drink!

My first couple of batches have been wheat beers and were/are good beers.

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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Fish is on to something there. A quick beer for your first batch is a good way to start. A week ago I made an IPA for my first batch. I'm sure it'll be great, but I hadn't anticipated how impatient I'd be to try my own home-made beer - and I'm wishing I'd gone for a smaller beer to start with, so it'd be done quicker.

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Old 10-21-2007, 05:13 AM   #5
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Why do wheat beers take less time then regular?

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Old 10-21-2007, 11:53 AM   #6
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I don't have any experience brewing wheat beers, but I seem to remember reading that as they're not supposed to be clear, you don't need to rack them to secondary. And they're not particularly high in alcohol, so they don't need such a long time to mature.

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Old 10-21-2007, 01:39 PM   #7
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What was the first brew you made? How did it go wrong? I'd suggest you look for an amber or pale ale but only if those are beer styles you like (otherwise, what's the point). The wheat suggestion is also a good one.

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