both recipes sound good, I'm a little nervous to jump from a kit to a choosing my ingredients, after-all this will be a my second attempt at a home brew. I may do some more research on the grains and other stuff to see the differences before i brew, any suggestions would be appreciated. and good luck to you as well alcaponejunior
I'm just going for it!! I plan to brew every two or three weeks, depending on life's schedule. Actually, I thought your kit looked a little better, with more specialty grains than mine, but I'm just as new as you, so who really knows?
My last batch, an "English" IPA that very well might not be very English at all, I went ahead and diverged from the recipe and dry hopped. I'm willing to take some chances and experiment!
But now I digress... I did a lot of research, and I still am, but after tasting the first bottle of my first 5.5 gallon batch, I am far less worried now than I was before. See links in my sig if you want the whole story. Al's Celebration Ale is damn good though, albeit mostly due to the expertise of Old Guy. My second batch, the English IPA, is all me, and we shall soon see how it comes out!
I love this forum because of all the newbies that I can ride along with, and get commentary from the experienced brewers.
Good luck man! Keep me posted, I'll do the same.