I'm a pretty big beer enthusiast, and I brewed my own once before (back in 2009). I'm getting back into it with a Brew Share Enjoy kit, which comes with a Block Party Amber beer kit.
Now, Amber Ales are basically the opposite of what I tend to enjoy in beers, but I'm not about to waste the kit, so I'm wondering if there are any simple modifications I could do to make it more interesting. I'm thinking stuff like peppers (jalapeno? red chile?) or bourbon barrel (a la Kentucky BBA).
Has anyone had experience modifying the Block Party Amber kit?
Is it dumb to start modifying right away? Should I just make the dang Amber as written and give it away if I'm not into it?
I also got a 1 gal glass fermenter, so I could potentially split the batch and do a secondary fermentation with peppers/oak in that. That way, if the modifications backfire, I don't lose the whole shebang.
Anyway, all thoughts/suggestions are welcome! Thanks!