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Old 07-08-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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What are some great, fast session beer extract kits to have in your pipeline while waiting for your other beers?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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Brewer's best red ale is a great, simple kit IMO, although make sure to get a decent yeast, I can't remember what it comes with. It was my first beer ever and it was awesome.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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Im giving this one a bump.

Im just looking for some good easy fast kits to make while I wait for my other beers to finish. Something that tastes good but doesnt take a long time to make.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:53 PM   #4
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Go to LHBS and ask for their best selling kit.
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The AHS Session kits have been well-regarded. What sort of style resonates most with your palate?
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:20 AM   #6
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Hefe's peak very quickly. Even if bottle conditioned they'll be good in under a month. I don't know if you'd consider it a session beer but I know I like to put them away.
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Hefe's peak very quickly. Even if bottle conditioned they'll be good in under a month. I don't know if you'd consider it a session beer but I know I like to put them away.
Actually, I brewed a Hefe kit last night. It was the Hank's Hefe from Midwest.
This thing took off like a rocket. Big head of Krausen and airlock bubbling like crazy in just 4 hours from pitching!!!
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The AHS Session kits have been well-regarded. What sort of style resonates most with your palate?
The Belgian Saison from this series is quite nice. I also second the advice to try a hefe. That tends to be our goto style when we want something quick and easy.
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I vote for the AHS Belgian White kit. Very nice!
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True Brew's Canadian Ale kit is easy and also goes down very easy.
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