Fear of change

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    labrewski

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    So I've been doing ipa kits for a year now and I'm tempted to try something else like a pilsner or lager but I'm afraid I wont like it if I have a pint of ca##sberg or bud##iser it just tastes like fizzy water so is there any other kit u could recommend that will have flavour if u understand me not just plain old jane
     
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    Are you looking for a genuine Czech pils or Munich Helles type beer?

    FWIW I've never had a homebrew lager which tastes like that. I had another forumite's light lager once made with rice, it was incredible!
     
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    Lager kits are the homeopathy of brewing. If you split the can into 1000 portions it would taste the same as one made with two whole cans.
     
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    Dont know what I'm looking for I only ever had ipa I'm wondering is there anything else with a extra flavour I dont want fizzy water
     
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    Stout, bock, Belgian blond, Belgian dark, UK bitter/ESB, mild, weizen, ...
    And that is just the top of the iceberg, off the top of my head.
     
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    How would English bitter compare to an ipa would it be anywhere similar or totally different
     
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    Bitter will be totally different.
    Try Belgian Saison that would be closer. Last summer I did MJ Pils kit, Czech pilsner style and it was really good, not watery at all. It was dry hopped , so there was quite nice taste as well. It is much much better than shop bought cheap lagers. If you can find, try to buy proper German lager or Kolsch and see if you like it - as home brew would be closer to those.
     
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    Hi @labrewski, have you tried a red lager, Vienna or similar (festival do a good two can kit) or even a juicy session IPA by Mangrove Jacks, I know it's still an IPA but tastes a bit different.
     
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    Especially stout: oatmeal stout, vanilla stout, Guinness, Imperial stout, Pan-Galactic Mega-Death stout, ordinary stout, Rob's Twisted Stout, Oyster stout (yuch, vomit!) Milk stout, Brussels sprout stout, Blonde double stout. Anything with "stout" in it is packed full of flavour. and is usually gorgeous (except oyster stout, which starts off OK and then they flavour it with snot). Urrggh, the thought of oysters makes me reach for another stout.
     
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    A nice American wheat beer fermented with US-05 will get you in the ballpark of a lager. About five percent ABV, 20 ibu's.

    Ale is where the variety is though, to me at least. You could probably spend a lifetime just brewing British bitters in all the varieties.

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    If you have been brewing IPAs with losts of American style hops Cascade, Simcoe, Mosaic etc etc with the citrus edge then there is a difference. However 'traditional' English IPAs (think White Shield, SN India Pale Ale) are similar to traditional Bitters since they share similar ingredients and hop styles.
    However if you want to brew something completely different, I agree with some of the others, brew a stout or a porter or even a mild. Experiment, thats what homebrewing allows you to do.
     
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    It might be too similar to what you’ve already brewed, but the Beerworks President’s Sierra American Pale Ale is a very good kit and makes a really nice light, fruity/floral ale. The Beerworks kits seem to be generally highly regarded and there are lots of styles in the range. You can find them here;
    https://www.lovebrewing.co.uk/beer/kits/beerworks-craft-brewery-series
     
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    Plus one from me on this.
    I made their Gold Digger Lager and even though I added 50g of Saaz and 50g of Cascade it was a cracking pint
     
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    Thanks I'll look into some of those
     
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