When you want to drop the kits, and start making your own? advice?
I want to make a beer heavy in wheat. It would be an extract, and I plan on adding some cherries or maybe something else during fermentation. Of course I'd need wheat extract, but what hops do you recommend for flavoring and bittering?
I eat the stuff at the bottom of a carboy for breakfast!
I made one kit and then immediately starting making my own recipe. What I did was find clones of various same-style beers I liked so I had an idea of what was common for the style and then used BeerAlchemy to plug in my ideas to make sure everything fell into place.