I've been brewing AG for years and still like to do clone kits some of the time, generally mini-mashes. I brew a kit exactly to the directions to achieve the intended ale. If I'm winging it, I'll start from scratch. Haven't done a NB kit for a while, but when working with specialty grains and extract, I think mixing the extract completely before reapplying the heat is very important.
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Last edited by david_42; 04-09-2006 at 04:48 PM.