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Old 04-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #61
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Anyone brew a batch of BB Kolsch with White Labs German Ale/Kolsch Yeast (WLP029)?

 
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:27 AM   #62
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I brewed the BB Red Ale - initially unimpressed, no hop aftertaste, just blah. Pulled out the remaining two cases at Easter (30 days later) and got multiple atta-boys, people leaving with bottles in their pockets. It's not agressive-hoppy, but a very good ale.

 
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:30 AM   #63
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Forgot - the BB Red Ale I handed out tastes exactly like Fullers ESB.

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #64
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I really like Brewer's Best... I am a big fan of the Scottish Ale! Hard to go wrong when using them... great for beginner's or if you just want an easy batch to throw together. I have had many compliments from friends who have sampled it.

 
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #65
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I'm planning on the Pumpkin Spice Porter in August. Anyone have experience with that kit? Also, I want to make a quick batch for the summer. My wheat is almost gone and the summer hasn't even really started! Any suggestions?

 
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:45 PM   #66
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I'm planning on the Pumpkin Spice Porter in August. Anyone have experience with that kit? Also, I want to make a quick batch for the summer. My wheat is almost gone and the summer hasn't even really started! Any suggestions?
Yes! Great beer but I wish I would have listened to others when they said to use less of the spice pack. I used the whole thing... Way too much. If I do it again I will use 1/4 or 1/2 of the pack. Longer aging on this beer a good idea too.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:56 AM   #67
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Newbie to newbie, a great BB kit for a summer beer is American Light. I've only been brewing since March and I've only brewed BB kits so far. A-L was my first brew and I enjoyed it so much that I started another batch. Light LME, Pilsner DME, corn sugar, rice solids, just a little hops; many of the same ingredients as a classic American pilsner (which IMHO is a great summer beer) but fermented with an ale yeast. Lots of flavor, easy.

 
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #68
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I'm planning on the Pumpkin Spice Porter in August. Anyone have experience with that kit? Also, I want to make a quick batch for the summer. My wheat is almost gone and the summer hasn't even really started! Any suggestions?
I wasn't impressed with this one. Too much spice for my liking. I would consider using less of the spice pack as others have stated.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #69
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I wasn't impressed with this one. Too much spice for my liking. I would consider using less of the spice pack as others have stated.
If you let it age a bit more the spices will be more subdued.

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:47 PM   #70
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Just brewed the Summer Ale on Friday. Had a lot of citrus smell going on. Looking forward to it.

 
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