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pumpkinman2012 01-11-2013 01:48 AM

Made my first kit!
 
I popped my cherry and made my first Brewers Best Red Ale Kit (my wife purchased it for me), I decided to tweak it a little by added a little honey to the secondary. This mellowed the hoppy bitterness, and gave it a hint of sweetness that I enjoy. I am very happy with the out come!
I've been making Wine, hard Cider, mead and Melomels, but I can see how you can get addicted to making beer!
I hope to be able to brew from a recipe soon!!

Pappers_ 01-11-2013 06:10 AM

Congrats on your first beer batch!

pumpkinman2012 03-09-2013 12:42 PM

Thanks! Since this post, I've made 4 kits, then decide to take the leap and go all Grain!
What a pleasant difference. I now have 4 all grain brews under my belt and cannot wait to brew more...lol
Thanks for all of the great advice I've picked up, just by reading the forums.

unionrdr 03-09-2013 12:52 PM

Glad to see the addicition is a positive one for you. I'm up to partial mash BIAB myself. Grains are fun to experiment with different flavor complexities.

pumpkinman2012 03-10-2013 12:51 PM

Right now there are three of us that really bounce ideas and beers off each other, it makes it a lot of fun!
We got together last night for a night of sampling home brews and home made Pizza!

andy6026 03-10-2013 01:09 PM

Those whose wives buy them their first kit are probably the luckiest brewers in the world. No matter what she says, "but you're the one that got me into this...!!!"


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