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Old 10-31-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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I just got the tools i need i took yours guys advice and got this http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=11357. I would like to try an ale for my first brew something simple, something i can't screw up too much. what advice can you guys give.

 
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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Thats a good looking kit to get you started. I would pick a recipe for a beer you like. Starting out with an extract recipe might be a good idea.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
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sounds good to me

 
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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Nice kit!

It is really hard to screw up beer. My advice to new brewers is whatever happens during your brew, don't panic and do something stupid. I see it all the time when something goes "wrong" and the brewer will make it much worse by trying to fix a problem which doesn't exist. The old saying "the cure is worse than the ailment" applies.

What kind of beers do you like? There is always a simple brew for whatever style beer you like. Are you planning on steeping grains or a simple canned kit for your first?
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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i really enjoy Sam Adams, the Boston Lager, boston ale, and the irish red.

 
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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Irish reds make a great first brew.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:35 PM   #7
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then i think i'll make an red. you now where i can grab a recipe

 
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:41 PM   #8
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+1 on the Irish Red. Find a kit that uses dry malt extracts if possible.
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Do you have a LHBS or planning on ordering online? Brewers Best or similar kits will make a nice brew and most local places carry it.

You can't go wrong with any kit from Austin Homebrew and they have their Gold Seal Extract Recipe kits that are designed for beginners.

edit: Austin Homebrew instructions tend to be much better than the pre-packaged retail kits.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:32 PM   #10
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there is a LHBS near me i might go there next weekend i got off

 
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