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Old 10-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
Oct 2012
Moreno Valley, California
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A good tasting one, nothing too hardcore. I plan on doing a 10 gallon batch.

And what would be a good calculator for it? I have seen one that looks really nice just as a website. Not beersmith or anything.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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Aug 2008
Waynesboro, VA
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Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde is a great one for your first all-grain. I assume that's what you mean by "starter recipe." It's also one of the most popular recipes on this site.

The only software I've used is Brewpal, which I've liked so far. It's for iPad/iPhone/etc. available in the apple app store. It was only a dollar when i got it.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
May 2012
Raleigh, NC
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Brew what you like to drink. Just don't make it the extreme version of the style. eg a regular porter vs chocolate coffee toffee etc porter or imperial porter.

The only other recommendation would be to pick something that can be turned around quickly. You'll want some feedback before you brew again, so nothing that requires aging or lagering.

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
Jul 2012
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I went with Lil Sparky's Nut Brown, and I (and my brew partners, friends, family) all were VERY happy with it. We subbed to S-05 instead of Notty... only change.

As for calculator, I use Brew Pal. It was $1.99 for iPhone. Great stuff.

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