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Old 12-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #41
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Another route you might go would be to get a good recipe and then get fresh ingredients at your LHBS. Northern brewer lists the ingredients of the kits on their website.

I have gotten to like brown ales. You might look at Northern Brewers Caribou Slobber kit.


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Old 12-17-2012, 03:15 PM   #42
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Another route you might go would be to get a good recipe and then get fresh ingredients at your LHBS. Northern brewer lists the ingredients of the kits on their website.

I have gotten to like brown ales. You might look at Northern Brewers Caribou Slobber kit.
+1 for that. This is what I do.I have only done 2 out of the box recipes. I do a honey porter that I modified from Midwest's recipe and its wonderful.


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Old 12-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #43
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A good kit is the mrbeer dopplebock or the pilot house pilsner . After a month , not the 2 weeks they tell you to wait , the beer starts tasting quite good . Before that it sucks . I really enjoyed them . How ever they are quite pricey .

I just realized how old I am . I used to buy cheap beer for 5.50 a case , tuborg gold . I do not know the price of cheap beer now but I just paid about 3.00 a bottle , singles , for some good beer.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:11 AM   #44
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The best rated beer I made right up there with the AG nut brown was a Muntons Wheat I believe . I forgot how I made it and of course did not bother to write it down . But as I remember I think I just made the no boil and then added in a pound or two of light DME and 1 pound of rain flower honey and 1 pound of regular honey . It had a strong rain flower honey taste for a while but after a couple months in the bottle it mellowed out and is one great beer .
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #45
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There are still kits out there I haven't brewed so I can't be positive about a favorite but Northern has some nice kits.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:35 PM   #46
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So I'm enjoying this thread, thought I'd chime in. I don't know that I have a favorite kit per se. But I think I can say with some certainty that the kits not as important as the brewer. And, the fresher ingredients are the better. I like the kits from my LHBS but he is very busy, he moves a lot of product, and the kits are always fresh. I think that beers that are super hoppy or have another very forward flavor (chocolate, raspberry, etc) are a little more forgiving. I would also say that wheat extracts seem to be more forgiving than other kits. IMHO.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:38 PM   #47
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I've made several kits from NB and made good beers from them. A few of my favorites are: Le Petite Orange (just finished one and it's very good, my wife is drinking one right now and said it's one of the best kits I've made), Belgian Dubbel also very good, and German Alt to name a few.
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Brewferm for the win.
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AHS's 1492 Pale Ale, DME kit. Incredible beer.
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Brewers Best Red Ale kit, LHBS suggested adding rye and Citra hops. Delicious; and I don't consider myself a hophead. Oldest son liked the cream ale better.


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