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Old 02-09-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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Well, I am going shopping today and was looking for suggestions. I am new to the hobby (have only done 2 kits) and want to do a couple of more kits until I am ready for an AG or PM.

Do you know of any real good kits I should try next?
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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I thought you were taking a private jet to the HBS looking at that title - lol.

What have you brewed so far? What do you like commercially?
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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Well, I am going shopping today and was looking for suggestions. I am new to the hobby (have only done 2 kits) and want to do a couple of more kits until I am ready for an AG or PM.

Do you know of any real good kits I should try next?
You're going to boing the home brew store? Let me know how that works out!

You could always try to formulate your own recipe instead of using a kit. Check out some of the ones in this forum or around the web. If you have Papazian's book, he has some great extract-based recipes in there. I only ever did one kit and so I don't really know what to recommend there.

Good luck!
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #4
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Ha, I should check what I write before I post!

Done so far:
Amber Wheat
Irish Stout

Both turned out quite good.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:33 PM   #5
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Well, I am going shopping today and was looking for suggestions. I am new to the hobby (have only done 2 kits) and want to do a couple of more kits until I am ready for an AG or PM.

Do you know of any real good kits I should try next?
Well, what kind of beer do you like?
If I was you I would do a Robust Porter next (for no reason other than thats what I like), but again it all depends on you.

 
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:54 PM   #6
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Just waiting for them to open. Going for the Caramel Cream Ale that I hear so much about.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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Ha, I should check what I write before I post!

Done so far:
Amber Wheat
Irish Stout

Both turned out quite good.
I can recommend the Brewer's Best kits in these types: English Brown Ale, English Pale Ale, Red Ale. I've done them.

Also, your LHBS may have a "clone brews" book. They can help you with an easy recipe and put together all the ingredients for you- so you'll have a "kit" that you put together, complete with instructions. Think about what you like to drink (IPA? Amber Ale? Brown Ale?) so you walk in with some idea of what you want to try.
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:32 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Yooper Chick]I can recommend the Brewer's Best kits in these types: English Brown Ale, English Pale Ale, Red Ale. I've done them.

I'll add the Octoberfest to that,,one of my favorites so far
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:01 PM   #9
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I'd second an extract recipe vs a box/kit. I'm on my 2nd brew right now and its a recipe I found on this site, its kinda neat to assemble the ingredients yourself at the LHBS
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:51 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=Mozongo]
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I can recommend the Brewer's Best kits in these types: English Brown Ale, English Pale Ale, Red Ale. I've done them.

I'll add the Octoberfest to that,,one of my favorites so far
I can add the BB Russian Imperial Stout and the Cream Ale. I've done two batches of each and plan to get another RIS tomorrow.

I tweak the recipes around each time and compare with previous batches.

The BB European Bock was a favorite with several of my friends.

 
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