"FedoraDave" post=385682 said:I hope this turns out well for you. But I have to ask... Why are you experimenting with ingredients you're unfamiliar with? Do you know what the Bavarian Weissbier tastes like on its own? Because if you don't like what you wind up with, how will you know if it's the HME, the orange peel or the vanilla? Or some combination of the ingredients? How will you know what to do differently next time? Sorry if I come across as a buzzkill, and I don't mean to be. I just want your brewing experience to be the best it can be. The best-case scenario is that you'll have stumbled upon a good recipe. But the worst-case scenario is that you won't like what you made, you'll have wasted the ingredients and all that time, and you won't know what went wrong or why.
I've been there. I did the same thing. Then I realized that I was flying blind, since I didn't know what the basic profiles of the HMEs were. It was slowing down my progress. Once I decided to stick with the Mr. Beer recipes as-is, I actually made faster progress. Your right... I am flying blind but just cause I'm new and adventures lol I would love to pick your brain more about this stuff. Thank you