I just finished my first brew, an ordinary English Bitter kit from Northern Brewer. Went through the process (chronicled in it's glory here...) as spelled out and here 5 weeks later for the first real taste. It was definitely drinkable but definitely lacks body. It also is Very bitter and has an ever so slight soapy aftertaste if you think about it. One thing I didn't do was carbonate using the corn sugar the kit gave me, I force carbonated with my keg system. Would recarbonating with the corn sugar help out with either body or taste? Any other suggestions of how to improve it now?