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21-03-2011, 23:52   #1
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Pale Ale or 'Lager' Kit?

My first homebrew is nearly ready to bottle and I'm trying to choose a second one to start on when the fermentor is empty. I realise that the lager kits arent really lager but I want to brew something that my wife(and friends) will like so I dont want to try a proper ale just yet,maybe next. From earlier posts i've read that 3kg kits are best so I'm trying to decide between these two:
Coopers Heritage Lager
http://www.homebrewwest.ie/32-kg-all...-kit-921-p.asp
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Milestone IPA
http://www.thehomebrewcompany.ie/ind...roducts_id=322

I'd welcome any recommendations or help on this?

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22-03-2011, 08:01   #2
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I brewed the heritage lager before and i thought it was good but more importantly, everybody else who tried it gave it the thumbs up.

Pale ale is still ale. It tastes like ale not lager if it's lager your lookin for.

With regard to which is better that's probably down to personal taste
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22-03-2011, 08:21   #3
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but I want to brew something that my wife(and friends) will like
How do you know they won't like the IPA? I'd do that and dry hop it with some Cascade or similar. I've seen that sort of thing work really well as a gateway beer.
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22-03-2011, 08:57   #4
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Mashtun/Beernut thanks guys. I just found this site http://www.brew-it-yourself.co.uk/sh...=22_69&sort=2d which you guys obviously knew about and I love it because it has reviews of beers that I can buy. Excellent, I've been looking for reviews but only getting Australian and US sites
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From earlier posts i've read that 3kg kits are best so I'm trying to decide between these two:
Coopers Heritage Lager
http://www.homebrewwest.ie/32-kg-all...-kit-921-p.asp
I ordered the Heritage Lager kit today. I assume it will be a farily generic Lager that will suit most people. I like to share my beer's around so hopefully its nice but has a distinctive taste.
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22-03-2011, 20:36   #6
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Just orderd the Heritage Lager myself. Will probably do an Ale after this
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Just one other thing, when your filling 500ml bottles do you use 2 of the coopers cabonation drops or just 1 and half?
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