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Old 11-04-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Lincoln, Nebraska. Sorry...little joke some of us make about the college kids here

I am new to brewing, but have studied it a bit, and tried every type of brew I can get my hands on. First batch will be brewing today or tomorrow, with the Brewers Best kit and their American Pale Ale ingredients. It has proper instructions, that I have read and cross referenced with the noob forum instructions here. Should be a snap.

I can't wait to start my new hobby, and try some more "real" recipes!

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Old 11-04-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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Welcome!

you cought my attention with the N for knowlege... my wife is a Nebraska grad who says that all the time. We go back that way on ocassion for football games and family.

Good luck on the first brew I am sure it will turn out great! Something to note the fermentation times they sugest will work but I (and others on here) have found better results using longer times. I generally for most average alcohal content ales use 4 days primary and 10 days secondary then a 30 day bottle or keg aging.

any questions you have can be answerd on here or they probably cant be answered. Just be patient the yeast know what they are doing.

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I have a friend that has been brewing for a long time. He makes some of the best beer I have had. He is going to help me a bit. Kinda neat, because it will go well with my BBQ that I learned to make from another friend that does competition BBQ. Good friends are invaluable!


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you cought my attention with the N for knowlege... my wife is a Nebraska grad who says that all the time. We go back that way on ocassion for football games and family.

Good luck on the first brew I am sure it will turn out great! Something to note the fermentation times they sugest will work but I (and others on here) have found better results using longer times. I generally for most average alcohal content ales use 4 days primary and 10 days secondary then a 30 day bottle or keg aging.

any questions you have can be answerd on here or they probably cant be answered. Just be patient the yeast know what they are doing.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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espically those that brew and BBQ!!! lol
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Well, the brew is in the primary. Fingers are crossed

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Something to note the fermentation times they sugest will work but I (and others on here) have found better results using longer times. I generally for most average alcohal content ales use 4 days primary and 10 days secondary then a 30 day bottle or keg aging.
Just be patient the yeast know what they are doing.
I agree that the recipe times are usually very short.

However, I also think the times given above for primary and secondary are very short and the bottle conditioning is pretty long (not too long though). 14 days in primary and secondary is not enough time for the yeast to finish cleaning up.

I have had several brews that didn't even finish fermentation for more than a week. I don't think any of mine were done fermenting in just 4 days. I am now going 4 weeks in primary and then bottling, or, 2+ weeks in primary and 2+ weeks secondary. Then 2+ weeks bottle conditioning. Some were ready after 1 1/2 weeks in bottles and one took 2 1/2. I expect to do higher gravity beers that will take even longer.

Happy brewing!
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I am a Nebraska fan by proximity, but an Irish fan through and through. So you can hate on me twice..... lol
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