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Old 04-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default My first Batch!

So I'm so green I make lettuce look pale!
My first batch going in the pot next week. Here is what I've come up with.
4 lbs Amber DME
1 lb light DME
1 oz cascade @60 min. Boil
1oz citra at 5 min. Windsor yeast. What do you think? Should I add anything ? Just looking for a smooth beer to start.

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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Just a personal preference but I used the Windsor ale yeast once and I hated it. Again, that's just me. I would use US 05 or Nottingham in lieu of the Windsor

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I would recommend a kit for your first time. Steeping grains, etc. make a difference and you'll know the quality is related to your process, not the recipe.

Easy to make your own recipes once you've done a handful of kits.

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I would recommend a kit for your first time. Steeping grains, etc. make a difference and you'll know the quality is related to your process, not the recipe.

Easy to make your own recipes once you've done a handful of kits.
^^^^ this....
Get a decent kit with steeping grains and use Nottingham it'll chew through anything you won't have a high FG.... Just basically have fun and enjoy!!!
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going to add 1 lb of about a 10 crystal malt, I think this will give a bit more balance.

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going to add 1 lb of about a 10 crystal malt, I think this will give a bit more balance.
My beer turned out pretty good, a little hoppy, but still a good beer for my first time out
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