Hello all, thanks to the help from many of you I now have a Cascade APA about 2 weeks into fermenting and an AK47 Pale Mild about 4 days into fermenting and all seems to be going good so far!
My reason for this post is to seek more advice. This time on what would be a logical step for my next brew. These first two brews were both extract one was LME (APA) and the other was DME (AK47) both had specialty grains, although the APA used whole leaf hops and the AK47 used pellets.
I found that I enjoyed using the LME better since it's easier to work with once warmed up. and the DME kept getting doughy as I was slowly adding it to the boil. I also found I liked using specialty grains and I prefer the whole hops.
To the point, I have a few ideas of my next brew although I am very open to suggestions of those who have gone before me. My ideas were:
1. NB's Breakfast Stout
2. NB's American Rye Ale (I heard partial-mash is a minimum to truly enjoy Rye, any truth to this?)
3. NB's Smoked Amber Ale (This is a partial-Mash kit)
The third one is if I decide to pursue Partial-Mash. I have everything needed to do a BIAB Partial-Mash.
Give me your opinions/thoughts/comments/concerns!