My first beer did not turn out so well. I made Brewers Best American Nut Brown Ale. It looks fine but has a cider taste to it and is flat. The aftertaste lingers. I cant seem to find much in the way of help in reading books. It says I possibly had too much sugar in the wort. That doesnt make sense to me since I used a mix. I followed the 1,2,3 method. The only area I felt like I did not do very well in was queitly siphoning the beer from the secondary to the bottling bucket. It did not go as well as the primary to the secondary, but I would not consider it to have been a sloppy job. I also had a fair amount of trub in the primary, but I have read that is not a problem. Did I try to difficult of a beer for my first time? Any help would be appreciated.