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Old 01-28-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
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Hello,

First off, I would like to thank everyone on this website. I have been interested in home brewing for years, and i have read many many threads on this site over the last three years.

Anyway, I started brewing my first beer one week ago today. I started with an easy one, its a American light 20 minute boil kit.

Hopefully it goes well, because I look forward to many more!!!!

Thank you

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Old 01-28-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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Congrats on getting started, and welcome to the forum

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Hello, welcome and congrats.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:59 AM   #4
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Welcome! Can't wait to hear how the first brew comes out!

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Hi..my name is Mike...and I am a bubble sniffer....

On Tap - Brown Ale, Irish Stout, Irish Red
Fermenting - Colonial Ale
On Deck - American IPA

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:13 AM   #5
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10 days into my first brew.


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Tasted for the first time, and I was quite happy, still smiling actually. I did have some problems getting the stopper to stay in place, but i got it in there.

Anyway, I have a question. After i cleaned up, I opened the closet to take a peek at my brew, and i noticed my airlock was bubbling. 1 every 37 seconds. I checked gravity on Sunday, and today before I started, and it was the same.

Should I see bubbles in the airlock on my secondary? Or am I just being paranoid?



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Your OK, the bubbles your seeing are the yeast cleaning up after you woke them up during racking. Or just Co2 coming out of suspension after racking.

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Your OK, the bubbles your seeing are the yeast cleaning up after you woke them up during racking. Or just Co2 coming out of suspension after racking.
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking that I would bottle two Sundays from now. That's 18 days in the secondary, after 10 days in the primary.

Do you think that would be to soon to bottle?
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Four weeks is good, bottle away. And congratulations on being patient, this is the most difficult thing for many of us when starting out.

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Less complex beers rarely take any more then 2 weeks in the secondary. You are on the right track. That kit ages quite well in the bottle so if you like the taste in a month you'll love it in 3.

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