Alright guys, I bottled my first batch. I did half of it a regular pale ale and then added coconut flavor and about two ounces of lactose, unfermentable milk sugar, to the other half. The flavor isn't really my thing but SWSBO was dreaming of a pina colada beer. The pineapple will come on the side of the glass.
Excited to crack a few of these bad boys in a couple weeks!
What is a good second batch to brew? Is there much variation that can be done if I am brewing with extract?
you can brew anything with extract that you can with all grain. you will have to use some character malt and, if you like big beers and belgian beers you will want to use some other sugars but there isn't anything about brewing with extract that restricts you so long as you pay attention to quality of ingredients and really think about what each thing is bringing to the party.