Archive for the Recipe Reviews Category

Recipe Review – Northern Brewer Extra Pale Ale Extract Kit

Posted on June 18, 2010 by

Homebrewing recipes and extract kits are a little more difficult to review than commercial beer mainly because there are a lot of factors that go into it. Whether the conditions, sanitation, freshness and so on are correct will really determine if a recipe is a success or a failure. I had a Schilling recipe that looked good, but the beer didn’t…

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Review of Northern Brewer Bourbon Barrel Porter

Posted on March 18, 2010 by

The day finally came where I could try the Northern Brewer Bourbon Barrel Porter I homebrewed, what seems like, a long time ago! This homebrew has been about a 12 week process to get to the point where I really enjoy it as a treat! I brewed up the extract version of this beer which has attributed to it being a little bit darker than a porter…

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Review of Northern Brewer Bavarian Hefeweizen

Posted on January 30, 2010 by

Six weeks has finally past and my second homebrew comes out of a quick cold bath in the fridge to get a tasting in my mouth for the first time. This last brew was actually my second time homebrewing and I ordered a kit from Northern Brewer, I ordered the “Bavarian Hefeweizen” and brewed up my batch. Here is exactly what the recipe looked…

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Review of Brewer’s Best Red Ale

Posted on November 25, 2009 by

Brewer’s Best Red Ale Review Overall I don’t think I could mimic this recipe and make it taste like this again. I think the factors of it being my first brew, not being sure I properly did a hot break, and then prematurely pitching yeast and the yeast not starting for 6 days has attributed to the nuance flavors within this beer. However, my wife…

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