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Old 09-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Am I starting out too fast?

I just started brewing last week and it has been a great time. I am really digging into every source I can find to find out the most I can.

My first and second batch were brewed one day apart and if my next two weeks go how I planned them, I will also have made a third 5 gallon batch and a 3 gallon batch of Apfelwein before I even bottle the first batch.

My question is, am I moving too fast? Should I wait and see how these batches turn out before I go crazy? I am taking sterilization very seriously and both of my batches have had no problem in starting fermentation. I am still nervous for some reason though!

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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short answer. no. if you love it, then brew and brew and brew again.

being nervous is a good thing, it keeps you from being lazy.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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I brewed 4 batches before I even tasted my first, so. you are right on track with a lot of us here.

The one thing I figured out is that it is pretty difficult to totally F- up a brew if it was a decent recipe to start with, and you sanitized well. Some will taste better than others, but you will make beer.

Get a good handle on ferment temps and pitch enough healthy yeast and you will make good beer.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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I just started about a month ago myself. I just brewed my 4th batch this past weekend. I felt similarly to you, am I getting into this too quickly? A month in and I just keep looking for ways to expand my operation.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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Nice, I am already thinking of getting a few gallon carboys to mess with parts of recipes in the future. I'm glad to be in good company.

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It's fine as long as you are not racing to get something fermenting so fast you are cutting corners and not taking the time to learn enough about the process to make a good beverage.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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Same here, a batch a week so far and probably another one this coming weekend, I can't stop myself

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I like to brew at least twice a week, three times if the outside world doesn't get in the way.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #9
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Nope, I stared on 8-9-12 and ive done 7 batches. Havent brewed in a week moneys short. But I have several batches bottled and 2 big beers in primarys. I just wanna make a switch to AG. Probably not till next spring tho. Brew on!

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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started 7/4

Extract Dead Ringer IPA, Belgium with candy sugar, Breakwater IPA
5G Apfelwein

Ran out of carboys

got more right away-

Made another apfelwein

Made a BIAB blonde- screwed up- I like the beer alot.
made a BIAB stout- LOVE IT
made a BIAB Lemon Zest Blonde- I think its going to be great.

Got a mashtun- started outdoors with propane-

Made Hefe and a Pale on the same day
2 weeks later- (this past weekend) made another Ale that I created from scratch pretty much.

Purchased another 5G apple juice for another round of Apfelwein.


I think you're OK bro. I started a little strong- and all of my friends are getting wasted on my awesome beer.

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