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Old 12-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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What can I add to change the taste of a beer from a kit I bought online?

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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What type of Beer kit?

DME, Malt extracts?

Any specialty grains

Hop additions?

Yeast

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Old 12-28-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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What are you wanting to change this kit into? (Do you have a particular style or type of beer in mind that you would like to end up with?)

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we bought a beer kit for Black Lager from homebrewing.com and wanted to make the flavor a little bolder. This is our first brew. Not sure if you can add something to a premade kit or not.

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Old 12-28-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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People 'hack' kits all the time, although there's often the suggestion that first timers brew kits straight.

You could make it bigger by adding extract+hops (or just use less water for a smaller batch). Lots of people add fruit, coffee, vanilla, spices, etc. to kits, although I personally think those usually make beer worse.

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This is our first brew.
Don't mess with it. Not to sound rude, but you should stick with a couple 'tried and true' recipes before you get creative. Get a little experience under you belt, and you'll understand better how the addition of more malt, hops, spices, or different yeasts will interact with an existing recipe.
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