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Old 01-25-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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I am looking to get two more beers going this weekend and was wondering what are some of the best tasting kits out there. Now my home brew place is like 10 minutes away so Im not going to order anything online (ie AHB). At this place they carry most of the Coppers and Muntons kits and I believe Northern brewers stuff. Some are unhopped. I have tries Coppers: Irish stout, IPA, Mexican Cerveza (sucks), Pilesner, Canadian Blonde, Drought, Lager and Real Ale im kegging tonight. Ive had muntons; Bock beer and Brown beer. What are some or your favorites of these brand and any that you would suggest or any additions.

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Old 01-25-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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My first brew was the brewers best ipa, it was pretty good. From there I did many of northern brewer's kits, my favorite being the witbier. I just ordered from austin hombrew the brooklyn lager clone, my first lager attempt.

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Old 01-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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Anything unhopped with give you a better product because you can get more hop flavor when you do it yourself.

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #4
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #5
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In my opinion, the Coopers and Munton's kits are sub-par. I don't think much of them at all.

If you can find Brewer's Best kits, those are definitely better. (Try to make sure you get a fresh kit, not one that's been on the shelf for a bit, as they have canned extract in them as well as DME. Older canned LME is not good and tastes "twangy").

I know you don't want to order anything online, but in my experience the best kits have come from big homebrew stores that crush the grains when you order the kit, with fresh bulk extract, and vacuum packed and frozen hops. They are 100 times better than any Cooper's or Munton's kit you'll ever find.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:23 PM   #6
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northern brewers or brewers best, something with specialty grains that you hop yourself. they're much more fun to do and there's lots of styles out there but I'd avoid coopers and muntons pre-hopped can kits

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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muntons mount mellick irish cream ale

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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I only brewed one kit, Brewer's Best English Ale, but it was really good.

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:07 PM   #9
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I did some kits but like everyone is saying you need to get some grains and hops. My suggestion...get one kit...then instead of a kit for the second find an extract recipe that looks good on this website or Tastybrew.com or many other homebrew websites....Actually maybe try something like edwort's haus pale ale

and just pick the ingredients out and make it without a kit...once you do that you will be on your way to want to create your own recipe.

Just my .02

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #10
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I have done about 10 Brewers Best and Northern Brewer and loved them. But my favorite is the LHBS recipes and being able to customze it. My porter and stout were very good and will be getting mroe kits from them as custom ingredients.

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