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Old 08-06-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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im going to put my order in soon for all the gear i need to get goin with the brewing thing. anyone want to recommend a good first batch for me to brew.

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Old 08-07-2005, 03:09 AM   #2
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I did a light ale and it turned out really well. It was also cheap so if I messed it up I wasn't out much money.

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Old 08-07-2005, 04:50 AM   #3
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What do you like to drink?

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Old 08-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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i'd like to try making an amber ale but im not sure if thats any harder to do than aother kind of beer and should be kept for a different batch. if it is equally easy/difficult i think i'll go with that

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dude,

Here's a recipe for an amber ale...this was my first batch, and I'm an idiot, so it must have been pretty easy. It it tastes like an amber to me...maybe just a little hoppier than Fat Tire.

1 Can (4 lbs) Mountmellick Malt Extract (Export Ale - Hopped Malt Extract)
2 lbs unhopped malt extract
1 pkg Burton Water Salts
1 oz. Fuggle Hop Pellets
1 pkg (11 g) Windsor Brewing Yeast
1 pkg Bru-Vigor (yeast food)
3/4 cup corn sugar

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Old 08-07-2005, 08:35 PM   #6
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Try this its easy. ( 5 Gal )

1 Can of John Bull Plain Amber Extract
3lbs. Amber Dry Malt Extract.
Half of your water requirements (3 gals ) should be distilled water. ( My preference )
1- Wyeast 1056 Liquid yeast pack
1/2 oz Horizan Hops 60 Min
1 oz Cascade Hops 15 Min
1 oz Cascade Hops 5 Min
1 whirflock tablet 15 min

Bring 6 gallons of water to boil.
Turn off heat and add extracts mix until fully dissolved.
Turn heat on and return to a boil.
Once boil starts add 1/2 oz Horizan hops.
After boiling for 45 minutes add 1 oz cascade hops and 1 whirflock tablet.
After boiling for 10 more minutes add 1 oz Cascade hops.

Cool quickly to 72F.

Put in primary and add yeast. Ferment in primary for 5 days then rack to secondary
Keep in secondary for 10 days.
Prime with 1 1/4 cup light DME or 3/4 cup corn sugar.
Bottle.
Wait forever ( 2 weeks ) then Cheers!

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Old 08-09-2005, 09:56 PM   #7
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i'd do an amber ale (as suggested aboce) or a nice american brown ale. if you like Guiness, try a stout. these are beers that can be drank young and they hide any flaws real well. i'd stick to ales unless you have a way to ferment cool and lager at the proper temps.

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