Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Well the first batch is done and half gone
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
kcmadhatter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 25
Default Well the first batch is done and half gone

I only recently started this crazy addictive mess. I have researched and looked into HBing for a few years now and well santa brought me a starter kit, so not to hurt the reindeers feelings I started. It was a simple beginers kit from monster brew (wish they'd have let me pick it) but had everything I needed including 2 cases of bottles and ingredients to make 5 gls of Brown ale.

The main reason for the post is to say thank you for all the knowledge from the people here. I had a few concerns of course from having no experience in this, dare I say, hobby. But this forum has a huge amount of members with great advice that helped alot. I never really asked the questions myself, just did searchs and usually found the answers.
Since there are to many users to actually name that have answered my questions through others posts, I'll just baseline it and sayThank you !

In the mean time the first batch I did is half gone and I find it very enjoyable.
1) I made it, yeah so what it's extract, currently that's all I can do wit hthe equipment I have.
2) I love it when friends say "F YOU, this is great beer" because I have this wonderful beer in my fridge ad they don't hah.

here is the first batch made.
Mad Hatter Brewing - Brown Ale


In the mean time I have made my promised 5 gls of "Jan 24th Apfelwein Day" Edwort's Apfelwein plus 5 1gl of test Apfelweins, different yeast, some primed, some added sweetner, some with added fruit an concentrate and next thursday will be making some wheat beer.

I bought 2 more 6.5 gl carboys and a 5 gl and prolly this spring will be buying some hop rhizomes to add to the garden. I think santa didn't realize the monster he has created , but I guess this is enough rambling for now and again thanks.

__________________

The nine most dangerous words in the English language are...
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help".

Bottled: American Wheat, Apfelwein, Blueberry Apfelwein
Primary:-
Secondary:-
Future: "All Hopped Up" IPA, German Chocolate, Watermelon Weat


kcmadhatter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
JoeMama
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,224
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

You better have already started another batch bud. Its so neat to see my exact same posts echoed from others who have discovered the gift of homebrewing.

I just pity you when you experience the agony (and joy) of drinking your LAST of the first batch. Then realizing you dont have a pipeline...

Welcome to it bud!
-Me

__________________

Ergo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I am.

Eggo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I waffle.

JoeMama is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
kcmadhatter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 25
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
You better have already started another batch bud.
Well the 6x1 gl testers will be done in two more weeks and with the purchase of the extra carboys I think the first couple months will be the most difficult hah.
We do have a micro brew here in town that has a quite good selection of beers to hold me over.
__________________

The nine most dangerous words in the English language are...
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help".

Bottled: American Wheat, Apfelwein, Blueberry Apfelwein
Primary:-
Secondary:-
Future: "All Hopped Up" IPA, German Chocolate, Watermelon Weat

kcmadhatter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
StoutFan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wyoming, Michigan
Posts: 905
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Well, there you go. Many carboys= mucho beer!

__________________
Rockin' L Fabrication and Beverages

Gambrinous - to be full of beer
StoutFan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
mw20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: richmond va
Posts: 97
Default

The pipeline is a must. I thought I had finally gotten ahead but currently have no homebrew to drink until my amber ale is carbonated (about 3 more days). I mashing my first 10 gallon batch right now so that should help me get ahead.

__________________
mw20 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Half batch from kit? DNW Extract Brewing 6 08-17-2009 02:27 PM
Half Batch ? blakey971 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 02-24-2009 05:40 PM
Half batch questions toddrod General Techniques 13 06-27-2008 04:04 PM
First AG, half batch brucepepper Recipes/Ingredients 6 12-04-2007 11:31 AM
Can I keg a half batch? Todd Bottling/Kegging 4 10-15-2006 04:30 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS