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Old 03-22-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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Came upon 2 mr beer kits for American golden lager for free. I want to add something to make it a little more than boring. Any ideas?



 
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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not sure, what exactly is in the kits?


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Old 03-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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It doesn't tell me specifically. My fear is just that it will be like bud...just want to do something different with it but can't seem to decide what.

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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try them and see. if it's boring you know if not why mess with something that you don't know what it is going to be like to begin with?

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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Maybe a half and half as I have 2 2.5 gallon kits I can do. Ideas for the one I mess with?

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:17 AM   #6
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looks like a simple SMaSH recipe (http://www.mrbeer.com/product-exec/p...y_Golden_Lager) so you can add whatever you like to change the flavor profile.

some suggestions, feel free to experiment, don't do all of these at once, or do all of these at once

-Change the yeast; maybe a kolsh yeast.

-Add a little maltose to up the body

-add some fermentatables to up the ABV; maybe honey or maple syrup

-zest some oranges; add to fermenter

-add some fruit; think strawberry blonde

-add more hops; kit is prehopped but you can add more to change the flavor depending on how long you boil them.

etc...

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:46 AM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas



 
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