Most certainly! Every batch I've brewed I've done something just a little bit different than "what I was supposed to", whether it be ingredients or technique. They've all turned out awesome too. Good luck on your first batch! Remember to have fun and take notes if something goes wrong so you don't do it again, or on the plus side you want to make it again!
Bottled: All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale
Kegs: Sunset Orange Kolsch Redux
Future: Black IPA Redux, possibly others
2013 Previous: Sunrise Honey Rye Pale Ale, Dark Skies Black IPA, Sunset Orange Kolsch, All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale, Maple Vanilla Brown Ale, Raining Hops and Dogs IPA, Starry Night Vanilla Bourbon Porter
Dark Skies Black IPA - 2nd Place at a local comp. Score of 39 from a BJCP judge
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