I’ve been brewing since getting a kit for Christmas. I switched over to doing full mash brewing after the first two kits because it seemed more authentic somehow.
(This one is in a glass I acquired at the Reedham Village Beer festival last summer).
They’re both quite good, though there is still a lot of room for improvement. Neither one is really adequately carbonated, for one thing, and the ale seems a bit uneven, though this could partly be down to what I’m eating as an accompaniment.
I’ve got another couple of brews conditioning as well. One of them is a made up sort of affair that doesn’t fit any of the standard styles and last time I tried it, quite frankly was far too bitter. I’m hoping it mellows over time. The second is a repeat of the ale. I’ll be sure to bottle it with extra sugar to make sure there’s plenty of head on it.