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Old 02-09-2013, 05:10 AM   #31
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My first brew is the India Black Ale. I am bottling it tomorrow so I hope I have similar success and a similar reaction.
Good choice! Let us know how it turns out.


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Old 02-10-2013, 03:23 AM   #32
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Cracked open my first bb Irish stout I brewed and it tastes awesome. I also brewed their IPA on Thursday. I am contemplating doing the India black ale next.



 
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:24 PM   #33
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My first brew was a BB Red Ale. Excellent! I've brewed it again because everyone likes it. I've also brewed the Milk Stout, also very good, and I have the Whiskey Barrel Stout in secondary soaking up the oak chips I soaked in Bourbon. Not sure about that one, I'm not a whiskey drinker, but I'm sure my friends will enjoy it. I think BB makes pretty decent kits, although I do prefer Wyeast to the dry yeasts that come in the kits.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:20 AM   #34
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I brewed the BB dunkelweizen on sat.
This thread made me go buy a bb kit. Dunkle here we come. Wyeast 3068
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #35
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So im about to start this dunkel however. The recipe in my kit uses german tradition and Willamette. But the websites ingredient say hersbrucker and (harrlerteu), horribly misspelled I'm sure...
Any way I have the hersbrucker should I replace Willamette with it? What u think guys?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #36
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So my european bock is finally almost fully carbed and the sample i had last night tastes great. It's got a slightly sweet almost caramel and coffee flavor. The maltodextrin has given a wonderfully full body to the brew and i'm 100% happy with the batch.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:11 AM   #37
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Any way I have the hersbrucker should I replace Willamette with it? What u think guys?
Well, the Hersbrucker is obviously a German variety, and this is a German beer, after all. Being a hybrid of Fuggle, the Willamette would have more of an English taste.

My 2 cents: if you've got the Hersbrucker fresh and ready to go, use that.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:22 PM   #38
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Well, the Hersbrucker is obviously a German variety, and this is a German beer, after all. Being a hybrid of Fuggle, the Willamette would have more of an English taste.

My 2 cents: if you've got the Hersbrucker fresh and ready to go, use that.

I almost changed them, then decided ill just rebrew the kit with the other hops to see how its different.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:13 AM   #39
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My first home brewing experience was the oatmeal stout. It got good reviews even from the ladies who normally drink the light beers. My only mistake was not realising the abv the first time I cracked some. I got wrecked wife wasn't to happy with that.

 
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:18 PM   #40
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Update on Brewers Best IPA. I just tried my first bottle (3 weeks bottle conditioned). I am very pleased with how this beer turned out. Great taste and feel. I'm letting the rest of the batch age an additional 2 weeks, but had to at least try one now.

I will definitely use this kit again.

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Was surprised with the head after just 3 weeks.



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