Is this from the Brewer's Best extract kit? I used it for my first batch as well and was pleased with the results. I also had difficulty cooling my wort quickly, but part of that I think is that I use a 32qt stock pot for my kettle, which has incredible heat retention. Everyone says that a copper-coil wort chiller is worth the investment.
I like the flavor, but I'm not crazy about the nose. Willamette is nice and mild for bittering, but I'm thinking of swapping Tettnang or Chinook for the aroma, next batch.
Last edited by CAUK; 04-27-2012 at 08:08 PM.