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Old 08-20-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Easiest, Strongest and sweet beer for a beginner

Like the title says. Does anyone have some good recipies to share?

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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Stronger beers are tougher to do, if its your first shot I would suggest a Hefeweizen, Pale Ale or English Brown.

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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Strong, cheap and easy? Please don't say the 'h-word'.

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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strong, cheap, and easy....add on great tasting to that list and you got apfelwein, but thats not beer. Worth a try tho

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:36 PM   #5
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Scottish Export could be easy and at least more malty than hoppy. Not sure about strong though.

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #6
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Never said cheap lol.. What i said was: Easiest, Strongest and sweet beer.

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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Slappy White I'm making cider now. I wanted to try an easy beer.

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:11 PM   #8
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Scottish Export could be easy and at least more malty than hoppy. Not sure about strong though.
My gut says "Wee Heavy".

Are you an all-grain beginner or extract beginner? Extract you can start with anything, really. All-grain, you only have to worry about your base grain, 2 or 3 specialties, and one hop addition if you go Wee Heavy.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:16 PM   #9
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I did a brown ale for my 1st. It was moderately strong: 5.8% abv due to the pound of honey, pound of brown sugar, and 1/3 gallon of maple syrup I added. Came out much better than I expected for my 1st try. It was an extract with some specialty grains so just about as easy as it comes. Only thing I didn't like were the willamette hops I used, I little too mild/fruity for my taste.

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Slappy White I'm making cider now. I wanted to try an easy beer.
sorry...guessing I was just going off of what flyangler said and not actually reading the whole thing...my bad
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