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Author Topic: What are some good kits?  (Read 505 times)

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What are some good kits?
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:56:26 PM »
I've done a few coopers lagers and would like to brew somthing like a cream ale or oktoberfst. What are some good kits i should try besides the coopers?

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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 07:52:43 PM »
Mangrove jacks, Muntons are great kits.
also if your in the USA, Northern Nrewer and More beer sell great extract kits also.
are you able to do full boils?
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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 08:30:20 PM »
Black Rock kits are pretty good too if you can find.

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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 08:42:11 PM »
I can boil up to 5 gal. I'm working on getting a larger kettle that way i can try all grain.

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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 08:48:04 PM »
thats great, do you have a LHBS close to you?
i have brewed up some brewers best extract kits that turned out great too.
tons of great kits out there, dont be afraid to try any of them.
as long as you got your basics down, cleanliness, sanitazation and fermentation you should be fine. keep us posted on what kit you try next.
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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 08:52:06 PM »
the homebrew store is 2.5 hr away

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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 09:08:54 PM »
the homebrew store is 2.5 hr away
yeah so not so local  ;)  i have 2 one is about 10min away the other is about 45min.
i try and buy as often as i can from them.
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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 05:21:59 PM »
If your in the uk youngs american kits are awesome especially the Ipa and pale ale 

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Re: What are some good kits?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 08:36:45 PM »
Another member mentioned Munton's. I've had great success with Munton's kits. You can follow the directions and make really good beer. For me personally, as a general rule I discard the yeast that came with the kit and replace it with something like Safale US-05. I skip the dextrose and use 2-3 pounds of Dry Malt Extract.   

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What are some good kits?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2018, 08:48:23 PM »
...discard the yeast that came with the kit and replace it with something like Safale US-05. I skip the dextrose and use 2-3 pounds of Dry Malt Extract.

Yes, this is key in my opinion as well. This method gives great results with minimal efforts. Going a step further with a simple steep of some specialty grains work well as well.

 

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