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Old 07-20-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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Just tasted my first home brew! Brewed NB Caribou Slobber and it turned out pretty well after 3-weeks-primary and 2-weeks-bottled. Thanks to everyone who has left comments/answers on my previous posts, it was nice to have a place to turn to.

It tastes good, there is nothing "off" in the flavor that I can tell. The first bottle seemed a little strong, but the second bottle a day later tasted much better. I am pretty pleased with myself if I must say! I was pretty worried after reading about how little things can go wrong adding different unwanted flavors.

Woo-hoo for home brewing!
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:11 AM   #2
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Just tasted my first home brew! Brewed NB Caribou Slobber and it turned out pretty well after 3-weeks-primary and 2-weeks-bottled. Thanks to everyone who has left comments/answers on my previous posts, it was nice to have a place to turn to.

It tastes good, there is nothing "off" in the flavor that I can tell. The first bottle seemed a little strong, but the second bottle a day later tasted much better. I am pretty pleased with myself if I must say! I was pretty worried after reading about how little things can go wrong adding different unwanted flavors.

Woo-hoo for home brewing!
How many gals did you brew?
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:27 AM   #3
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Just tasted my first home brew! Brewed NB Caribou Slobber and it turned out pretty well after 3-weeks-primary and 2-weeks-bottled. Thanks to everyone who has left comments/answers on my previous posts, it was nice to have a place to turn to.

It tastes good, there is nothing "off" in the flavor that I can tell. The first bottle seemed a little strong, but the second bottle a day later tasted much better. I am pretty pleased with myself if I must say! I was pretty worried after reading about how little things can go wrong adding different unwanted flavors.

Woo-hoo for home brewing!
They're so cute at this age!

Just kidding, bud. Congrats on the first brew. What's next? You gotta get the pipeline filled to help with patience. (Although it sounds like you did better than average if you waited two weeks from bottling - congrats on THAT!)
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How many gals did you brew?
5 gallons, came to about 46 12-oz bottles.
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They're so cute at this age!

Just kidding, bud. Congrats on the first brew. What's next? You gotta get the pipeline filled to help with patience. (Although it sounds like you did better than average if you waited two weeks from bottling - congrats on THAT!)
Thanks, it was a tough wait! I am thinking of brewing the Dead Ringer IPA from NB next but I have yet to order it. I had planned on doing another as soon as my primary was available but you know how that goes.
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Cheers and congrats!

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Thanks, it was a tough wait! I am thinking of brewing the Dead Ringer IPA from NB next but I have yet to order it. I had planned on doing another as soon as my primary was available but you know how that goes.
Do like the rest of us, just get another primary fermenter. Welcome to the addiction.
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Awesome; that's pretty good for your first batch. Here's to many more.

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Do like the rest of us, just get another primary fermenter. Welcome to the addiction.
Or do even more! I now have three 6 gallon Better Bottles, one 5 gallon Better Bottle, one Bucket, and two 3 gallon water bottles. I have had up to four of them going at one time.

I also suggest getting a pipeline going. I also try a beer after 2 weeks but ALL of my beers have tasted better after 3 weeks. With more on hand it is easier to get to 3 weeks.
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That's great that it turned out so well. Now I look back, my first Ipa was garbage compared to the last one I brewed up. Keep it up! What's next?

Get more fermentors. You're gonna need em!

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