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Old 09-10-2009, 12:12 AM   #11
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So, which kit should i get? - There are SO many, I don't have any idea what I want to brew!!

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Old 09-10-2009, 12:19 AM   #12
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So, which kit should i get? - There are SO many, I don't have any idea what I want to brew!!
I'd start with something straightforward that a lot of people will enjoy, something like a good Amber Ale might be the ticket: Austin Homebrew Supply American Amber
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:25 PM   #13
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IMHO I would start off with a darker beer. Much easier to hide any procedural flaws since you are just starting out. Document what you do so that if there are issues you can look back and make changes in the future.

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Old 09-10-2009, 07:34 PM   #14
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I'd start with something straightforward that a lot of people will enjoy, something like a good Amber Ale might be the ticket: Austin Homebrew Supply American Amber
In agreement on this. I just recently finished my first home brew and I used a True Brew Amber kit. I figured I'm going to want to share this with people (because beer should be shared and, really, who doesn't want to brag that they brewed their own beer?), and an amber is a good middle-of-the-road beer.

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:11 PM   #15
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I am thinking of getting 2 kits - AHS English Pale Ale

The AHS vender told me that it would be a month in the bottles..

Are there any other kits I can brew that will be ready faster, although I realize time is crucial?

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:32 AM   #16
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I will cal probably and see what to get. I am excited to brew. Should be a good experience.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:35 AM   #17
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I think pale ale is a good starting point

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:36 AM   #18
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I agree with the Amber Ale suggestion. It was my first beer as well. Make sure you understand the difference between a lager and an Ale. Don't get a lager kit unless you have the means to properly ferment it.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:49 AM   #19
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I definitely agree with ThreeRatBastards. Don't go lager unless you have some means to keep the temperature in the mid to low 50's.

Also, I would stick to a type of beer that you enjoy. If you're too worried about pleasing everyone else you may not branch out your tastes and really get to try some unique things. If you like hoppy IPA style beers, why not brew something along the lines of an IPA or even attempt to get close to an Avalanche Reverend or Maharaja. Those are great beers that can appeal to a lot of people.

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:54 AM   #20
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My first home brew was an IPA, I think the strong hop flavor and armora hid a lot of my mistakes. I think for a first kit I would just try for an ale, and probably dry yeast for easy factor. Other than that, just brew what you like. Part of the beauty of home brewing is you can do whatever you want =)

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