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Old 02-20-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
WiscoCK
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Hi everyone! I'm brand new to this and planning out my first Malt Extract brew this weekend. Does anyone have any 1st recipe suggestions?

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Do your favorite style.

But, pale ales can be easy because the hops are such a big part of the flavor profile.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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Are you planning on using a kit? I just brewed my 3rd ever batch today, and I've used the Brewer's Best kits on all three. From what I have seen, read and heard, they seem to be very consistent and high quality kits. The ones I have done (American Pale, Falconer's Flight IPA, and German Altbier) all contain grains to steep, so I've gotten a sense of the grain process even though it is an extract kit.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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I second the pale ale kit. Midwest & northern brewer have good fresh ingredient kits.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:18 AM   #5
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I highly recommend a Brown Ale. Easy to make and good first brew.

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:42 AM   #6
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So many decisions, I want to make them all! Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to go with an IPA to start, simply because that was my first gut feeling.

 
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