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Old 01-11-2011, 06:24 PM   #11
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The last kit I did was a different AHS weisse kit. I followed the directions exactly (all grain) and it came out completely watery with a piss poor taste. Really, really disappointing.

Then again, poor quality and AHS seem to go together more and more these days.
All 12 of my batches (extract, PM, and AG) have been from AHS and I have been nothing but pleased with the results. Like rodneypierce said they always package their kits well and customer service has been good. Do I need to try a different vendor?

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #12
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Had to be the yeast. I brewed it last summer and used the WhiteLabs 380 and it turned out great
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #13
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maybe I will give a few midwest kits a try here. I plan to buy 2 more kits here in the following weeks. A double chocolate stout and a oatmeal stout.

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:30 PM   #14
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The last kit I did was a different AHS weisse kit. I followed the directions exactly (all grain) and it came out completely watery with a piss poor taste. Really, really disappointing.

Then again, poor quality and AHS seem to go together more and more these days.
I'm surprised to read this. I haven't ordered anything from Austin Homebrew lately, but have many, many times in the past. All the kits were very good.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:32 PM   #15
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The last kit I did was a different AHS weisse kit. I followed the directions exactly (all grain) and it came out completely watery with a piss poor taste. Really, really disappointing.

Then again, poor quality and AHS seem to go together more and more these days.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:35 PM   #16
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it could also be me too guys. Thats only my second batch of beer. And neither has turned out to well. (the first batch was a red ale, from a true brew kit, and from what I have read, that kit just isnt very good)

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:52 PM   #17
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sorry. It is an extract.

I used the recommended dry yeast (Danstar Munich German Yeast)
Fermented at around 67*
I don't think that yeast will make a proper hefe. Word on the street is that the dry yeasts don't produce the bannana and clove flavors.

FWIW I have used the AHS hefeweizen kit and it makes a great German wheat beer. But you have to use the liquid yeast wlp300.

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:14 PM   #18
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Thats only my second batch of beer. And neither has turned out to well.
In this case i would have to call it operator error rather then blame AHS most popular beer kit.

Have you read the beer bible yet? "How to Brew"

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #19
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I've brewed the AHS AG hefe kit and I've also brewed the extract Midwest Hank's hefe multiple times using liquid yeast.

Taste is a subjective matter so your mileage may vary. However, I had better response on the Hank's hefe.

Both kits were quality kits so that shouldn't be the determining factor.

 
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #20
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It's really not a complicated recipe. The secret to a good hefe is the flavors produced by the yeast. The malt and hops are as bland as possible.

 
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