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Old 02-04-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
Jan 2006
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so my first 2 batches were kits i got off the internet. first one, nut brown ale, was bad. real bad. 2nd was an irish stout, just bottles today. so its time for #3. for someone who is still pretty new to the game, should i just stick w/ another "kit", or will i find better beer if i follow a recipe and get the ingredients separately? any opinions on this?

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Old 02-04-2006, 10:43 PM   #2
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I've been using recipes out of Clone Brews and Beer Captured. There are plenty of recipes for styles that I like, and all of them have turned out well so far. With these two books it's pretty much just follow the recipe, make good beer. Highly recommended.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:56 AM   #3
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You could start doing recipes. Try to follow them closely until you've done another 5-6 batches. By then, you'll have a good handle on the process. I've been brewing almost six years and of the last three batches, one was a mini-mash kit, one was my own extract recipe and one an all grain recipe. I like the flexibility.
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