Originally Posted by Beerbrothas
I just brewed a Scottish ale and it tastes like water. It came with both LME and DME? I might have not steeped the grains enough, but I would say I have had better luck with other kits.
Try leaving your Scottish ale in the bottles longer. It takes a while for this kind of beer to mature. It will get better.
I've brewed a few of the Brewers Best Kits and I thought they turned out good considering that I didn't know much about brewing and fermented them too warm, then started drinking them before the beer matured. The LME was in cans.
You will get fresher ingredients from places like Austin Homebrew or Midwest Supplies but I didn't notice much difference in the beers. Maybe that's because I have an undiscerning palate.