Just bought 2 AG kits from TMM - a Doom Bar clone and a Cali Common, based on a Jon Finch recipe.
Not brewed either before, so if anyone has brewed these, how did they turn out? Any tips?
I also recently did it, although I scaled the recipe down on Brewfather and ordered what I needed from MM.Did the Cal Common a few months ago just ordered it again as it was very good.
There are several recipes on the MM website I have brewed the one from Lurch 555 it’s very close and improves greatly with age. In fact I’ve just brewed it again but it the colour appears to be a little on the light side this time but tastes goodCwych. Love this when I’ve found it on draft and the only place I can find an AG recipe is the malt Miller recipe pack?
Anyone tried it? Does it get close?
cheers will check that outThere are several recipes on the MM website I have brewed the one from Lurch 555 it’s very close and improves greatly with age. In fact I’ve just brewed it again but it the colour appears to be a little on the light side this time but tastes good
That's to this btwI agree with you Eight Ace, the MM AG kits are great and the results are more often than not very good and value for money etc. When I next place an order will probably try that Pale Ale that you made, sounds like a good one.
Have got an ESB kit to do next and then a tribute clone kit. Have you brewed the Vic Secret Delight yet?
Just to add, I've come back to the AIPA after two weeks and it's improved further. It really does need a good time conditioning, but it's worth it!Right. Time for some reviews!
First The MM American IPA. This was supposed to be 7.3% but I ended up nearer 6% Even so this is not one I'd class as a Session beer
The instructions state to give this plenty of time to condition, and I'd definitely agree. After 4/5 weeks in the keg there was a harsh bitterness, almost metallic. Another two weeks and this has disappeared. Leaving a beer which smells and tastes rather fruity with a bit of pine dank at the end, but as said this taste's it's percentage and ain't light. Getting better all the time. If you like the style and sound of it I'd definitely recommend, but probs a little to full on for my liking.
Coming up next is the MM House Pale Ale. Another Jon Finch creation and at 5% it's far more manageable. As the recipe suggests this is no frills. However despite being only in the keg 10 days (natural carving) it looks to be a winner. Balanced, though the Caramel Malt means this almost heads towards a UK Bitter. Regardless I'm sure with another week it'll be excellent.
Both kits well packages, and neither break the bank. All in all, very pleased. And looking forward to giving more a go. Have Vic Secret Delight next, and then we'll see where we go