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Old 02-21-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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I didn't notice a way to search on the Austin homebrew site. But I was wondering what kit is sold most often and which one has the most comments(positive?). This might give me some ideas for my next few batches.


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Old 02-21-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
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Be forewarned, a lot of these comments go something like this...

"The beer didn't turn out like I hoped. I wouldn't recommend it. I took the hefeweizen and substituted crystal 60 for part of the wheat and then secondaried in oak and vanilla. It had this funny taste. I don't know why."

Moral of the story is...follow the directions to a t, and any kit will turn out fine.

I have brewed the bavarian hefeweizen, belgian wit (three times), and AHS holiday ale. All turned out fine.

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Old 02-21-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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Be forewarned, a lot of these comments go something like this...

"The beer didn't turn out like I hoped. I wouldn't recommend it. I took the hefeweizen and substituted crystal 60 for part of the wheat and then secondaried in oak and vanilla. It had this funny taste. I don't know why."

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LOL. There's a guy who raves about the Low Carb Ale, then confesses he didn't even use the enzyme provided because he doesn't care about the low carb aspect.

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"I just racked this beer to secondary, and the hydrometer sample tasted great!!"
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:11 PM   #5
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when i did my first PM kit from AHS i didnt follow directions to a T, and the beer turned out ok, but not great. the ones i followed the directions exactly turned out great.
the last one i did, was the American Red Ale. turned out AMAZING!
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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Be forewarned, a lot of these comments go something like this...

"The beer didn't turn out like I hoped. I wouldn't recommend it. I took the hefeweizen and substituted crystal 60 for part of the wheat and then secondaried in oak and vanilla. It had this funny taste. I don't know why."

Moral of the story is...follow the directions to a t, and any kit will turn out fine.

I have brewed the bavarian hefeweizen, belgian wit (three times), and AHS holiday ale. All turned out fine.

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I try my best to remove false reviews like that.

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Old 02-21-2010, 07:43 PM   #7
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I've never had a problem with any of Austin Homebrew's kits. The AHS America Wheat got very good reviews at a party I had.

The trouble starts when I play mad scientist and concoct my own recipes...
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Their American Amber is a nice solid Amber that I always enjoy when brewed.
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I've done perhaps 25 kits and only a couple did I not like. Read the reviews and read between the lines. 95% are GREAT. I review each one honestly good or bad. I wish they were ranked not by sales though but I guess that is a rating in itself. Still, there could be an amazing kit that will never be tried because it is down in the ranks.

I'm doing their 6 malt amber right now.
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The Double Chocolate Stout kit is GREAT. My buddy and I made it a month and a half ago and just started tasting some of the bottles and they are really solid. I would suggest not getting the alcohol boost, though. It will contribute an ethanol flavor to the beer and make it a little watery as far as mouth-feel goes.


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