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Old 01-14-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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I am about as new as they come to brewing. I am looking for the easiest and simplest brew recipe just using the bare ingrediants as possible. any suggestions? Im talking an extract, sugar, maybe adjunct and brew. Throw it in the fermentor and there you go. Any suggestions?


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Old 01-14-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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I think that coopers sells some extract that require just adding some sugar and putting in in the fermenter. I made one a few years ago. It wasn't very good, to be honest. But it was very easy to do.

I'd suggest buying something a little better, like a Brewer's Best kit. They have all of the ingredients, and great instructions. They do require a boil of about 2 gallons, though. I've been happy with those kits, if they are fresh.


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Old 01-14-2010, 03:32 AM   #3
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+1 to what Yooper said. Try a good quality extract with steeping grains kit, it's worth it, and really not hard.
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(sorry) You could also try making a cider or apfelwein. Apple juice + Sugar + Yeast + Time = sweet sweet nectar. Well... ya know, unless you make the apfelwein... then I guess you could call it dry delicious nectar!

EDIT: If you wanted to throw some 3-4 pounds dry malt extract and 0.5oz of hops you could make some of Brandon O's Graff.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:33 AM   #5
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Simple extract beer:
6 lbs LME (light or amber)
2oz Cascade Hops (45mins)
1oz Williamettes (15mins)
White Labs Yeast WLP002
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Don't be intimidated . . . It's no harder than making a good pot of chili or anything else. Do you want it out of a can or tweak it a little to your taste. Practices makes perfect or better as the case may be. In less than 10 batches you'll be digging up an old cooler and making better BEER.

A good piece of advise I read on here was to make your first 5 batches following the directions. Perfect other peoples receipes and your "technique" before getting ahead of yourself . . . Look at the people of YouTube . . .
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As already mentioned, pick up a prehopped beer kit. The cheaper ones will instruct you to also add a kilo/2.2# of sugar, I'd substitute half of that with liquid or dry malt extract.

From there throw it in your bucket with a couple quarts of boiling water, top off with cold water and add the yeast.
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Now who makes the best LME? What is a good brand to go with? Im seeing Coopers all over the place. Is that like the McDonalds of Extract? I now have everything I need to get started minus the ingrediants so now thats the mode of my research Im in now. Thanks man!
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If you're not buying a kit, I'd recommend getting bulk liquid extract if your LHBS has it. It's generally fresher than canned and you can get exactly how much you want. Or use DME.
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Does that come in a big jug? What brands sell it and which ones are better than others? Or are there any differences in each style of LME?


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