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Old 06-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Well my first ever batch is under way. Just waiting for the water to boil. Now I know I need to get the new gas stove vs this glass top haha. Not sure why the guy before me did this but he put the thermometer on the pot instead of the bucket good thing I have the external one. Oh well will have to get another one probably from a pet store!

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Old 06-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Good luck. Just stick to the directions and it is pretty hard to screw up. You will learn more with each batch trust me.

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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Oh yeah. Been to a t so far started about and hour ago sanitizing and what not. Already made a non crucial but would have been a time saver mistake. Did not put the lid on the pot to hold in the heat so could not figure why taking so long. Just realized and threw it on. Oh well water was at 150 right after initial post according to my thermometer.

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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Good luck on ur 1st batch

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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Thanks. Wow this is an awesome aroma and it is just the bittering hops.

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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It says add second lme then boil 15 mins. Is that 15 mins from the time I add or 15 mins from the time the roll starts?

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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15 minutes from when the rolling boil starts.

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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Thanks will change my time then.

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Old 06-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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Well all done and even cleaned up. The OG was 1.481.50but from what I am reading I am figuring that should be 1.048-1.050. The 1.4 area said start so I hope i am correct in my assumptions. Oh well guess we shall see in a few weeks.

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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Oh man hope I did not mess something up. When looking at the yeast package after the fact I noticed it has to re hydrate the yeast for 15 minutes...I did not do this. Am I screwed?

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