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Old 12-24-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default First brew NB Caribou Slobber

I just finished bottling my first brew ever. NB Caribou slobber. Fermented 10 days in primary, and 4 weeks in secondary. I had to try the little bit that was left over. Freaking amazing. Despite all my worries and concerns over how I could have maybe messed things up, I am super happy. If this beer doesn't improve sitting in bottles, I won't care! So excited over my first brew, I just wanted to tell the world!

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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Nice! Congrats on your first brew!!!

And it WILL get better after a few weeks conditioning. So score 2 for you! Welcome to the addicti..... Hobby, welcome to the hobby!

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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Congrats! Always nice when the first beer turns out!

Now comes the hard part - waiting for it to carb up while its all nicely packaged and calling your name.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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Too funny!!! Same as you i just began the adventures of homebrew and also did it with the NB Caribou Slobber Kit!!!I bottled a week ago and they arent kidding. I havent cracked one open yet but everytime i go check on my fermenter and those beautys are right there in the bottle i just wanna crack one open!!!

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:27 PM   #5
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Good work!

Seems like Caribou Slobber is a popular first brew!! I am 2 days into the primary fermentation after Santa gifted me a deluxe brew kit from NB for Xmas!

Was a little nervous that I didn't aerate the wort before pitching the yeast. I did pour the wart through a strainer and poured additional water on top to get to 5 gallons so hopefully that helped aerate the beer and hopefully the Slobber is forgiving to that mistake.

Already thinking about cooking up an IPA to take the real estate of the primary carboy once I move the Slobber on to secondary!

So exciting to be brewing again! Can't wait for that first sip!

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:47 AM   #6
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I have about another week before I can crack open a bottle of my Caribou Slobber..going to be a long week....

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Old 12-30-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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I will often pull a couple of bottles to the side and keep them very warm to turbo prime. While you normally don't want temperatures too warm during fementation because it leads to off flavors, it's not as critical with the small amount of sugar for priming. I've typically had fully primed bottles in 6-7 days doing it this way. The rest of the beer I do at standard room temp, but this allow me to shave a week or two on a couple of bottles and satisfies my curiosity...

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Too funny!!! Same as you i just began the adventures of homebrew and also did it with the NB Caribou Slobber Kit!!!I bottled a week ago and they arent kidding. I havent cracked one open yet but everytime i go check on my fermenter and those beautys are right there in the bottle i just wanna crack one open!!!
Mine was fully carbed after 1 week in the bottle, so you should chill one and open it up. As a side note, I've "tested" every one of my 5 brews at the 1 week mark...for science.
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Despite knowing better, I do the same thing and test at 1 week, 2 weeks, etc. How beer ages in the bottle is actually pretty interesting to me. For instance, the milk stout that we bottled a couple weeks ago. At bottling, the dregs tasted amazing. At the 1 week mark, it was mostly flat and cold, but I could see where it was heading. Oddly enough, at the 2 week mark, it went left and I got more of a "green beer" sense off it than I did at the 1 week mark.

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