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Old 11-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default how did you choose recipes when you first started brewing beer?

I want to start brewing my own beer, but I'm not sure where to start choosing a recipe.

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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I want to start brewing my own beer, but I'm not sure where to start choosing a recipe.
Find what you want to brew. Do a search for it either on google or HBT, find a receipe that sounds good too you. And you can always alter it for your own needs.

If your into IPA's there are severial ways to brew them and easy.

Im assuming your doing extract right?

Edit: have you already brewed? Or have you used any extract kits?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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I chose from my lhbs. They had a clone recipe for one of my fav local beers. Started there and then I was hooked!!

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:26 AM   #4
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Went to my lhbs and they had a clone recipe for one of my fav local beers. Then I was hooked!!

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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What are your favorites that you've had so far? Styles?

Start brewing clones of your favorites and then you know what your favorite malts and hops are. After that you can create your own and explore new ingredients.

I started with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Celebration Ale as beers I wanted to be able to brew. You can start by looking at the style section below in the forum for recipes, or search clone/recipe of ...... (favorite craft beer)

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:38 AM   #6
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I was scientific

Eeny, meeny, miney moe... Pick and ale and let it go.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:40 AM   #7
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Went with an Irish Red. Sounded good.
What style of beer do you like? Most LHBS will be able to help you with a kit if you know the styles you like.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:41 AM   #8
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I did a few kits until I was comfortable with ingredients, mostly partial mash kits from austinhomebrew.com. Then I started making my own recipes, but still using other good recipes and the BJCP style guidelines as references. I still get ideas from other recipes, especially on styles that I'm not as familiar with like dopplebock or Belgian dubbels.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:10 AM   #9
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I started brewing beer styles that I like. At first they were kits and once I got the procedure down I moved to all grain. There, I went to quality sites like this one and found experienced brewers that appeared to be respected by the community. I brewed their beers and no have a stable rotation of four styles that I brew consistently.

This winter I will expand the rotation and include some styles I am not all that familiar with.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:12 AM   #10
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I started with just simple recipies with as few ingredients as possible. That way they were easy as pie to tinker with later when I got them down

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