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Old 03-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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I brewed my second batch on Friday, and I'm a little concerned.

I bought a cream ale kit (for SWMBO) but I was disappointed when I saw there were no specialty grains like the last batch. So, I asked the guys at LHBS for advice and here's what the recipe ended up as:

3.3 lb Plain Light LME
2 lb Light DME
1/2 lb. Munich 10L for 30 mins at 160*
1/2 lb Cara-Pils for 30 mins at 160*
2 oz. Vanguard Bittering Hops
.5 oz Vanguard Finishing Hops
Nottingham dried yeast

Everything went pretty well during the process, but I'm wondering if this is going to taste really funky with the Munich in there. Apparently it's not made for beers like the kit I had.

So experts, is this going to be a mess? I shouldn't have gotten cute with the recipe, but I enjoyed the steeping part of the process a lot last time and couldn't resist. If this one doesn't go well I'll demote myself back to doing exactly what the kit says.

Thanks again.

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Old 03-01-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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Relax. Is this really something to worry about?

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Old 03-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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I guess not, but I was just wondering if I totally screwed it up. I know beermaking can be more science than art.

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Old 03-01-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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I don't see anything particularly weird in there. I really like the malty taste of Munich and the Carapils should give it a nice mouth feel. I'm guessing you made a nice beer for your wife.

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Old 03-01-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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Thanks Nurmey, I appreciate your feedback

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