Originally Posted by Wingfan13
My question is, how did you guys learn how to make up your own beer ? How many recipes should I follow until I try my own ?
Don't feel like you're cheating by following other recipes. That's why they're on the internet. If you want to make something that you really want to call your own, I understand. I went all-grain and started winging things on my third batch. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't, don't touch your beer for at least a month and then try it.
If you use the recipes you find as starting points, mess with them a bit if you feel like it, and resist the temptation to drink your beer when it is green you will probably be happy. Even colossal fvckvps can pay off. I had an infected roggenbier become one of my favorites of all time.
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Pondering: Roggenwein, Irish Red, Another Single-Hop IPA, Roggenbier w/ local wild yeast
Primary: Hefeweizen, Nugget Single-Hop IPA, Chamomile Wheat
Secondary: Saffron Metheglin
Bottled: Belgian Strong Dark, Saffron Wheat, UK Barleywine, Tripel, IIPA