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Old 02-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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I am looking for a good simple extract recipe for my first brew. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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I'd recommend picking up a True Brew kit, or some other kit, from your local homebrew store. They should have a decent beer selection, so choose what you like to drink. They come with directions that are easy to follow.

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Old 02-20-2008, 04:30 PM   #3
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I agree about starting with a kit, like TB or Brewer's Best.

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Old 02-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #4
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I started with the Cincinnatti Pale Ale from John Palmer's web site ( All extract, dry yeast, easy as pie, and tasty. Turned out great.

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Old 02-20-2008, 06:11 PM   #5
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true brew pale ale

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Old 02-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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I would suggest a hefeweizen or a stout depending on if you like light or dark beers. Both are pretty quick beers that taste good without aging. Trust me, being your first batch, you will be dying to drink it as soon as possible.

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Old 02-21-2008, 02:24 AM   #7
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My first kit (should be done in one more week) was Brewer's Best Weizenbier. I picked it because there was no secondary required. So I don't have to wait to long for my first batch. The $25 cost isn't bad either.

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