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Homebrew Clubs / My Own Beer testing
« on: June 11, 2013, 02:21:52 PM »
Since Im just starting out wanting to make my own brew, I have been told by several people to go to my local beer store and purchase different ale, pilsner, etc. and give them a try. So I did. I only bought 6 this time, I will buy more again soon and I will let you know my opinion of them. Here is my opinion of the six I just bought in order from worst to the best.
(6) Winter Axis
Hated It. Never want to drink it again. Very Strong Citrus Acid Punch to it. Strong and Bitter.
(5) Schells Bock
Tasted like bitter or burned molasses. A bit better than the Winter Axis, but still not drinkable.
(4) Acme California Pale Ale
Tasted like it was made with a cheap cream soda. t is drinkable but leaves a bad aftertaste in your mouth. Very smooth and easy to drink, it just bites you at the end.
(3) Honey Pilsner
Very slight taste of honey, but would not drink it again. Could be drinkable for someone (Its on the borderline) But between me and my wife we didn't finish it.
(2) Amber Lager
First thought before drinking it, we thought we wouldn't like it since it was an Lager beer. But, we were both pleasantly surprised by it. It is drinkable and it is something we could get used to. We both think it smells like some kind of desert, and it had a hint of rosemary.
(1) Beer Flower Wheat
we were told this is a home made brew that won a beer contest so Samuel Adams has picked it up. The taste is smooth but with a kick. we both enjoyed this beer. The taste is a bit stronger than Miller Genuine Draft, but is very drinkable.

Homebrew Clubs / Newbie Here
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:49:05 PM »
My Name is Shane. I recently purchased the Brewer's Best , Beer Brewing Equipment Kit. I have been wanting to try home brewing for some time now. The only thing that has been holding me back is my taste in beer. I'm picky.... My favorite beer is Miller Genuine Draft in the bottle. I have yet to find a dark beer that I like at all and from what I've seen, home brew is mostly dark beer. Recently I decided to give it a try. With the purchase of the Kit, I also purchased the Continental Pilsner  Kit (I was told it was a light golden beer), a 5 gallon glass Carboy for a second fermentation.
I have seen the YouTube video's on how to get started and what to do, Plus the kit comes with a to do list. My question is, I cannot find anything on line about the Brewer's Best Continental Pilsner kit, so I'm wondering if its any good. I've been told the kit might be a bit hard for a beginner. Plus, what other brands should I try (Keeping in mind I want to get as close to the taste of Miller Genuine Draft.

Thanks for your help.


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