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Old 09-05-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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I made a honey wheat beer (kit from homebrewery.com) last night. It's in the primary fermenter right now where I'll leave it for two weeks. I've read that wheat beers don't benefit from a secondary fermenter so I'll just bottle it and let it sit for 3 weeks-2 months before enjoying. I'm looking forward to trying it and I'm thoroughly enjoying this hobby!

I don't know why, but it's fun to watch the airlock bubble!

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Old 09-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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It's even more fun if you sniff it.

Wheat kits can smell like banana farts.

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Old 09-05-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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congrats! my second batch is 2 weeks into bottle conditioning. It's all downhill from here.

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Sounds like it went well. Now is the time to start planning your next beer.

And, yeah, watching the airlock is strangely addictive.

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i love sniffing the airlock when its bubbling. little guilty pleasure of mine. that and taco bell.

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Congratulations! Sounds like it went well. Now is the time to start planning your next beer.

And, yeah, watching the airlock is strangely addictive.

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+1 -- Start planning your next beer

And wait until that thing starts rolling all the trub around..that is addictive to watch.

Oh yeah...welcome to the addiction.
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congrats! my second batch is 2 weeks into bottle conditioning. It's all downhill from here.
Congrats to you, too! I can tell this is going to be a slippery slope!
Thanks guys!
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i love sniffing the airlock when its bubbling. little guilty pleasure of mine. that and taco bell.
I never thought of that. Great idea! I like taco bell, too.
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4 batches in a love it! my last hefeweisen was fruity smelling out of the airlock! it will be ready for consumption next weekend! whoo hoo!

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I don't know why, but it's fun to watch the airlock bubble!
When I use a blowoff tube it freaks out my cats. They like to stare at it, and then they get down close and jump back when it burps.
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