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Old 10-21-2007, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm right on the edge of buying a beer kit. I've never tasted a home brew and have no access to do so. My last question before buying is... Do home brews generally taste better than store bought?

Any feedback greatly appreciated.


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Old 10-21-2007, 03:29 AM   #2
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They taste like micro/craft brewery store bought beer (better than Bud, Coors, Miller, Etc.)..... if you make it ready. Study up before you dive in Lots of great info at this site.


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Old 10-21-2007, 03:31 AM   #3
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Do it! But don't do it with the expectation of your first batch tasting better than a micro/craft brew. It can and will with practice.

http://www.howtobrew.com
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:39 AM   #4
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They can, they can also be worse.
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:46 AM   #5
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I have been a bud light drinker for 25 years. i mean only bud light. in the last 5 years i started drinking Guinness. Over the last year i was getting sick of bud light and started going to the local package store and buying imported german and belgian beers. Don't ask me why... maybe my pallet was maturing. I really liked the beer, but at 3.99 a beer it was getting a little expensive. I saw a tv ad for Sam adams beer. They were promoting a homebrewing contest. I logged on to there site, bougt the beer kit and made my first beer. I WAS HOOKED!!!!That was in September. I've made 4 batches since then and having a blast..Right this moment, i getting a little buzz off my own beer...How friggin cool is that.....

Go out tomorrow and buy yourself a kit and start brewing.You won't regret it...

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:12 AM   #6
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Sometimes home brew tastes better, sometimes you find out you didn't really like the style. I've learned that I'm not as big of a fan of IPA as I thought I was, however I have friends who are
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:47 AM   #7
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My first batch which has just spent it's third week in the bottles (today) is different than any beer I have ever tasted. There is nothing offensive about it. it is a nice change from the commercial stuff that I drink.

Given that success I am now aspiring to become creative, and am convinced that I will end up with something that I will be very pleased with.

My advice is to listen to what others have to offer...in the way of advice...but brew to please yourself.
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Thanks so much for the feedback, this site is awesome!

I'll write back to report how my first batch goes.
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:27 AM   #9
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They can, they can also be worse.
Yeah, it's kinda like asking if your homemade burger is gonna be better than Maccas. It's likely, but still possible to stuff up. The great thing about homebrewing is it can be as easy or hard as you want it to be, with great results either way.

Definately read through the how to brew website posted above, if you like it I'd suggest buying the hard copy, a lot more info in there.
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With experience, you can make craft microbrews clones that taste exactly like the originals. Most homebrewers will tune in on the flavor profile they like best.


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