Back then I was brewing ales too. Only did it a few times. Worked well if I’m remembering right. Five gallon batches bottled to returnable Coke bottles. I think they were probably American amber, blonde or pale ales. Extract kits. The commercial beers that inspired me to brew were probably all lagers, mostly German but I didn’t try them back then. I started this time with an American Pale ale kit from MoreBeer. I really enjoy a very broad range of beer except the IPAs that are very grapefruity!! My favorite styles are bock, maibock, stouts, witbier, helles, pilsners… you get the idea.
I wanted to get back into the hobby before I tried lagers. I’ve got a couple of extra refrigerators and freezers that I can use and I’ve got an Inkbird controller that I bought for cider and mead.. but want to get some of the basics back into my brain first!! Cheers!!