The Munton's stout has lost that "young beer" flavor after 17 days of cold conditioning and tastes pretty good. Gonna try and let it condition till February at least.
Meanwhile on NY eve I made a batch of the "Framboos" from Brewferm. It's a raspberry ale. Since one can only makes 12 liters I used two and instead of the cane sugar- 2# of DME to make 6 gallons. The pink krausen was hilarious. Now I need to bottle it in the next couple of days.
And last night I made Brewferm's Abdij "Abbey". Two cans and the DME again since one only makes 9 liters for this recipe. I pitched the yeast 1:13 after starting. Within 5 hours it was rocking away.
I plan to make some more Muntons and Coopers just to try the various types of their brews then move on to the American kits available. Something like Brewer's best and then maybe the one or two from the swathe NB advertises.
Hey euge, did you ever do any more kits? How did they turn out?
I wanted to brew something quick so I did a stove top extract partial boil last night. When I was at the shop picking up the DME and yeast, I saw they have a quite a few kits that look pretty good, and was thinking I might give one a try.