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Old 10-23-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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I have only done 2 brews. my first was a kit from midwest turned out great. my second isn't finished yet but, I think will be just as good. I think midwest is great, because thats all i know. thats who i bought my kit off of. Is there better?

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Old 10-23-2009, 02:46 AM   #2
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Seems that Midwest, Northern Brewer and Austin Homebrew make the best in-house kits. I like Brewer's Best for commercial...

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Old 10-23-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #4
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Other then the three True Brew Kits I bought from my LHBS, I have only ordered recipe kits from Austin Homebrew so far (4 of them). They are put together well, and have pretty good directions.

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Old 10-23-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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northern brewer. awesome, awesome place.

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Old 10-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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Every kit from Midwest that I have done turned out great.
Primary: Nothing

- Strawberry
- Pineapple
- Blackberry

- Hop Head Double IPA
- Honey Nut Brown Ale
- Cream Stout
- Black Dog Ale
- Irish Red

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Old 10-23-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
Sep 2009
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I've used 3 Midwest kits ahve had great results with the last 2...(first one was my first attempt) all three taste great. First one is have a rough go with carbing...(probably my fault stoopid nOObs) I like Austins selection but their discriptions are blah!!! Northern brewers site is great but have yet to order from either of those yet....

In closing midwest kits are great!

p.s. if you like Hefe, try Midwests Hanks Hefeweizen, good stuff........
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:24 PM   #8
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While I have never been disappointed with any kits I have used, I do like Austin Homebrew best. They seem fresher and better tasting. Just my .02. YMMV.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:07 PM   #9
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Midwest, Northern Brewer and Austin Homebrew all have great kits, but AHB has a huge selection of clones. I like to semi-randomly select a clone kit a couple times a year. It's fun brewing beers from breweries I've never run across. I also go to brew fests and start with breweries/beers I've never heard of.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:14 PM   #10
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Find a store within say 500 - 1000 miles of your location. That way, UPS or FedEx will take a day or two to get it to you. Especially in the summer, you don't want your yeast sitting in a hot truck for a week.

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