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Old 08-12-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default taste test w/pics, 1 week after bottling

feeling it my duty to taste test my beer at all phases, i popped the top on one of my bottles from my first batch today. 1 week in the bottles...

John Bull American Beer, extract kit...

Taste: semi sweet and slighty cidery..., i think this is gonna be a very good beer for my first attempt...

Looks: the picture speaks for itself. i did pour it aggressively to get the head, but all is good and moving forward. next taste test, next weekend...

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Old 08-12-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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I think you'll be surprised after you give it another week or two - It changes dramatically.

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Old 08-12-2006, 10:39 PM   #3
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That's good carbonation for only one week.

Like Mysterio said, it's gonna taste much better in about 2 weeks and even better in a couple of months.

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Old 08-12-2006, 10:53 PM   #4
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that's what i have read from you guys, things are gonna change for the better over 2 more weeks...

i think for my first brew i am gonna be pleasently surprised...

so will my friends...

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Old 08-13-2006, 02:15 AM   #5
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Looks alot better than my first brew did at week 1.

Let me see if I can find that picture.

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Old 08-13-2006, 02:57 AM   #6
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Looks alot better than my first brew did at week 1.
thanks man, here's to homebrew
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:13 AM   #7
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ok here is the pic of my first brew.. Looks terrible compared to your pic.



That was april 2005.

I havent taken any pictures of anything but my terrible red that is still not drinkable, due to 4oz of hops. (the red was october 2005)


I will make sure to post pics of my most recent one when its ready.

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don't look so bad to me...

plus a camera can have a lot to do with pictures.

definately post some pics when done, i love pictures.

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Since your red is overhopped I would blend it with a sweet beer to balance them both.

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