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Old 03-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default Planning for summer

Anyone have a good suggestion for an extract kit that would make a good summer ale? I'm looking for perhaps a wheat ale with some citrus happening in it. I don't want to mess around too much because I'm just not there yet. This would only be my 3rd brew, so I would like to stick with an extract kit and keep it simple.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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It's not a kit, but it's pretty tasty. If you have a LHBS nearby they should have everything you'd need. I brewed it early on when I started brewing and it was a hit all around. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/easi...recipe-208450/
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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I'm going with Purple Haze Raspberry Wheat, Honey Koelsch, and possibly a watermelon wheat and hoping to find a tried Pineapple wheat recipe.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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Default try this, excellent!

http://www.brewersbestkits.com/pdf/1...le%20Wheat.pdf you could add some orange zest.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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The Brewer's Best Witbier comes with orange and corriander. It is an excellent beer.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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I'm looking into the AHS Sam Adams summer ale kit. I also currently have a honey ale in primary.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:11 AM   #7
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Ended up brewing Midwest's Boundary Waters Wheat kit. Added the zest of 3 oranges to the boil. Fermented for 2 weeks and bottle conditioned for a month. It came out fantastic. Only problem is that it's almost gone and summer just started. Our LHBS sell BB kits, so my buddy and I brewed this weekend. He made the Witbier and I did the Summer Ale. Should be ready for the end of July.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:31 AM   #8
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Ended up brewing Midwest's Boundary Waters Wheat kit. Added the zest of 3 oranges to the boil. Fermented for 2 weeks and bottle conditioned for a month. It came out fantastic. Only problem is that it's almost gone and summer just started. Our LHBS sell BB kits, so my buddy and I brewed this weekend. He made the Witbier and I did the Summer Ale. Should be ready for the end of July.
I've made the BB Summer Ale. Tasty brew.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #9
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I've really been enjoying a Saison from an extract kit. All the big suppliers have them. It was nice not having to worry about cooling the FV!
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I'm doing a Creme Ale kit from Northern Brewer, I've heard it is real good.

I have a Moore beer raspberry ale in the fridge that turned out awesome!
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