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Old 10-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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I just got done bottling a batch of BB english brown ale. I left it in the primary for a little over 4 weeks. When it came out, it tasted exactly, and I mean EXACTLY, like a Samuel Adams. Has anyone else experienced the same results with the BB english brown ale kit?


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Old 10-13-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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no. I made that kit as my second batch coming back into brewing earlier this year.
I'm just finishing off the keg, and I actually just had my first Sam Adams boston lager a week ago.
my brown ale isn't anywhere near as bitter as the SA.

I even did a fairly large partial boil, so I don't think my hop utilization was decreased. Tastes more like new castle but even less bitterness.

Unless the sam adams I had was a poor representation, they weren't that similar.


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I just got done bottling a batch of BB english brown ale. I left it in the primary for a little over 4 weeks. When it came out, it tasted exactly, and I mean EXACTLY, like a Samuel Adams. Has anyone else experienced the same results with the BB english brown ale kit?
Did you conduct this test after the sixth beer? What's in the kit? Is it really "EXACTLY"?
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no. I made that kit as my second batch coming back into brewing earlier this year.
I'm just finishing off the keg, and I actually just had my first Sam Adams boston lager a week ago.
my brown ale isn't anywhere near as bitter as the SA.

I even did a fairly large partial boil, so I don't think my hop utilization was decreased. Tastes more like new castle but even less bitterness.

Unless the sam adams I had was a poor representation, they weren't that similar.
I hope mine comes out like yours (just bottled it last night, made the exact same kit), I'm a big fan of brown ales that aren't very bitter. It might make me a noob or whatever but I just can't get behind even somewhat hop-aggressive beers at this stage in my beer drinking development.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:41 PM   #5
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... What's in the kit? ...

cut - n - paste from the kit instructions at L.D. Carlson's website:

INGREDIENTS :
3.3 lbs. Plain Amber Malt Extract
2 lbs. Plain Amber Dry Malt Extract
8 oz. Crushed Crystal Malt 60L
1 oz. Willamette Hops (Bittering)
1/2 oz. Willamette Hops (Finishing)
5 oz. Priming Sugar
1 each Beer Yeast
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:34 PM   #6
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That Boston Lager is pretty good.
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cut - n - paste from the kit instructions at L.D. Carlson's website:

INGREDIENTS :
3.3 lbs. Plain Amber Malt Extract
2 lbs. Plain Amber Dry Malt Extract
8 oz. Crushed Crystal Malt 60L
1 oz. Willamette Hops (Bittering)
1/2 oz. Willamette Hops (Finishing)
5 oz. Priming Sugar
1 each Beer Yeast
Yep, that's the same ingredients list from my kit.
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I made that kit a while ago- same ingredients. I thought it was very similar to Newcastle in taste and body. I didn't think of it anything like Sam Adams.
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Well the "Brown ale" is different to different people. I know that you can have 5 people taste a beer and you will get several opinions as to what it tastes like. Time will change it as you go too. Beer is a living thing and is not the same from day to day. Yes it tastes similar but not "Exactly" like it did 2 days ago. So when I hear it tastes "Exactly", that is a relative term. It is something that can not be nailed down as the yeast is changing it from day to day and people interpret it differently too.
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Hmmm. I'm trying to make a Sam Adams-y beer for my next batch, so it's interesting to hear peoples' thoughts on this kit. The recipe I plan to use, which I think I found on here, has a similar malt profile to this kit recipe, but suggests Fuggles and EKG for the hops. I think I'll stick with that and see how it goes, but it'd be interesting in future to swap the hops for Willamette and see how the two compare.


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