Just started to drink my first batch, and overall the pale ale is awesome! I bought a kit, but after a few bottles I have a few questions. Some beers seem very carbonated and blow the grolsch tops nearly off the dang bottle, while other seem kind of flat and have a flat watery taste. Is this normal to not have consistency, and are there some things to improve the consistency? I have done a more full boil in my two batches since then, so hopefully that helps.
Also, in my three batches, the OG has been lower than all the recommendations. It hasn't been a huge difference and doesn't seem to make the beer taste horrible. Is this anything to be concerned about and how can I go about getting a little closer to what it should be?
Overall, I have am having a blast with the newfound hobby, and the first batch tastes great! Thanks everyone for the help so far!