Originally Posted by djdoubleb
Sounds like you're where I'd like to get some day!
So far I've found that I really enjoy wit, ales, and stuff on the lighter side. Have any of your favorite recipes that I could try that fall into those categories?
How do any of these original recipes sound? I'm suggesting these because they're extract recipes, only some of which use steeping grains. I stand by all of them as quality beers, and I'm ordering them in terms of how challenging they were. I'll also be honest and rank them on a scale of 1 to 10 for how well I thought they turned out:
1. (easiest) "Long Day" Michigan Pale Ale (7/10; not very bitter at all; slightly sweet, and rather "clean" for an ale; almost lager like, yet richly refreshing)
2. "Momo Moon" Belgian Witbier (8/10; a very valiant effort at cloning Blue Moon, with an end product that turned out rather superior)
3. "Honey Brown" Ale (9/10; another not very bitter, fairly sweet, spiced (with cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg), very fragrant Northern English Brown Ale recipe; also brewed with honey, as the name would indicate)
4. (hardest) "Bag End" Irish Stout (7/10; just what it sounds like; a very traditional-tasting Irish Stout, which was intended to be Guinness-like; it succeeded to a large degree)
How about we start with those, and see if any of them sound like something you might be interested in? My wife and I have our own little "North Drive Brewing Co.", and we'd be happy to share all kinds of recipes with you as time goes on. But if you see something you'd like to try, or if you're ever looking for advice on the basics, just message me and let me know.
Let me know if you want to try any of those, and I'll message you the recipe!