whats up everybody, i just got a few basic brew questions i hope some of you guys can help with..
* What is a good all around any beer LME? Would a basic Muntons light malt extract be sutible for say an ale or IPA, or is it general for a lager?
*Is it necessary to do a two-stage fermentation? how long will my beer take to be ready if i leave it in the original fermentation bucket?
*What do you guys think about brew kits? Like Coopers or something. Anybody achieve a good beer from these? It looks like the have hopped LME already so im curious how the quality comes out with added sugar and pre-hopped LME in the recipe. Does anybody add sugar when you already have grains and an unhopped LME or DME?
So im just gathering info before i buy my ingredients. This will be my first batch, so im skeptical to buying a Coopers kit or all the good quality grains, hops, and yeast. Any other feedback for a newbie is appreaciated. I got all my equipment, researched, and watched alot of youtube's on brewing. Also, if anybody has a good Ale recipe for beginners that would be cool. Thanks...