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lousybeer

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So a buddy of mine ordered some extract kits from. I read the reviews and some people say the beer is a bit bland. Obviously this depends on preference of course, but I'm sure these kits are conservative to appeal to the masses, but I was thinking about getting some extra hops to get a little more hop flavor into the beer. Maybe some extra hops at 15 min or flameout.

The first is a autumn amber ale that comes with:
-liquid malt extract
-2 oz special b
-8 oz crystal 80L
-2 oz roasted barley
-1 oz hallertau 60 min addition
-1 oz fuggle at 2 min

The next is an Irish red:
-liquid malt extract
-12 oz caramel 40L
-2 oz special b
-2 oz roasted barley
-1 oz cascade 60 min
-1 oz fuggle at 2 min

These are 5 gallon batches. If anyone knows any hop additions that might compliment these the help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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The ones used for bittering additions are really flavor/aroma hops due to there loweer AA%. I'd say to use .5oz of each hop used in the beer @ 15-20 minutes left in the boil for more flavor.
 
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How about an extra ounce of hallertau at 15 for the amber and an extra ounce of cascade at 15 for the red?
 
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