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Old 03-16-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Beginning First Beer Home Brew Tonight - Tips?

Hey guys,

I'm a new member, and I spend most of my time browsing the Mead forum. I recently decided to branch off into brewing some beer, so I picked up a starter pack from my LHBS today (Brewer's Best Cream Ale).

I picked up the supplies (carboy, cork, airlock, etc) to go with the kit, and I'm going to start in an hour or so.

Just wanted to know if there are any tips for using this BB pack specifically, or any general tips for a first brew.

Thanks!

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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BB kits are easy to use. I've made 2. I'm wanting to try the cream ale. Let us know how it goes!

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:42 AM   #3
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The best tip I can give you is to follow directions and Have Fun!

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Take your time and DON"T PANIC

you will make beer and you will not make poison. take your time be patient and have fun.

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Have fun brewing your first beer........and enjoy drinking your last commercial brews.

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Have fun and sanitize anything and everything that touches post boil wort.
Go slow, post questions as you go if possible.
Someone is always on here to answer in a short period of time.

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I agree! Follow the directions, be very thorough in your sanitizing and what you do with equipment post boil and post questions as they come up while you're brewing!! People will respond! Enjoy! Have fun! And make a great beer!

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:01 AM   #8
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Tonight was my first brew, too. My advice is this:

Make sure you have the proper yeast...lol

Good luck with the brew!

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Originally Posted by Sollozzo
Hey guys,

I'm a new member, and I spend most of my time browsing the Mead forum. I recently decided to branch off into brewing some beer, so I picked up a starter pack from my LHBS today (Brewer's Best Cream Ale).

I picked up the supplies (carboy, cork, airlock, etc) to go with the kit, and I'm going to start in an hour or so.

Just wanted to know if there are any tips for using this BB pack specifically, or any general tips for a first brew.

Thanks!
1. Be meticulous in sanitizing procedures

2. Don't trust airlock activity as indication of fermentation completing

3. Don't open lid for at least 2 weeks
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Hopefully you enjoyed your first brewing experience. Use this as a first hand access to knowledge and it's a bonus if your beer comes out great. Hope it all went well.

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