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Old 01-06-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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My new bells kit showed up last night. As soon as I had everything unpacked I immediately sanitized everything. It is now brew day, I am typing this in preparation to re-sanitize all of my brew day equipment and begin brewing my brewers best weizenbier extract. I'll be posting pictures and updates through the whole process. I am thrilled to finally be a part of this community and look forward to everyone's input and help!

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:03 AM   #2
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Hopefully someone out there reads this....should I continue stirring after I add the lme and it returns to boil? (once hops are in)
This is why I called it chronicles of a rookie

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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You don't have to stir constantly

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Beginning and end of my first batch. My buddy came to help, and thank goodness for it. The 40 minute boil, plus the fact that I'm pretty sure I didn't use my auto-siphon correctly.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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looks fine!
Don't worry too much about the left over hops and trub getting into the fermenter,the beer will clear up fine with some cold conditioning.

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I notice that your Burner is indoors. I have to ask, did you boil in the house with that burner?

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I notice that your Burner is indoors. I have to ask, did you boil in the house with that burner?
That was my thought too. Yikes!
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It doesn't look much like it from that but it's actually on a screened in porch. Which isn't a heck of a lot better....but it's something.

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Only reason I askd is because you never, ever, ever, NEVER should use a burner such as the one you own indoors. They are for outdoor use only. And tha my fellow homebrewer is today's safety tip.

How did your frs brew go, all in all? Did you hit your O.G.?

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That was my thought too. Yikes!
I also have to ask... That looks like a brand new setup congrats.. The pot does not look like you have ever used it. You should before you're next brew, boil water as full as you can get it in the pot for 30 min to get a nice oxidation layer on it. When done, don't scrub it with a harsh pad to get the black off, that's the protective layer.

Brew on... Have fun
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