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JoeMama 12-26-2008 08:23 PM

Couldnt help myself - I cracked my FIRST brew...
AND IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! I left it alone in the primary for about 3-3.5 weeks then bottled it. The beer has been in the bottle for close to a week (and I couldnt help myself - I had to try one) I got the nice 'hiss' when I popped the bottlecap, and I purposely didnt tilt my glass to see what kind of head and carbonation I would get from the initial pour. What I got was about 1" of amber/brown liquid in the bottom of my glass, and about 3-4" of a creamy white head.

It is a bit undercarbed, warmish, and yes it has that 'green' beer taste, but damn this is a good ass beer! I cant wait to try my next batch in the primary as this was a bull foil. Here are some pics of my VERY FIRST BREW!!!!
Awesome! Thanks to everyone here to helped me through this process and gave me pointers along the way!

Here are some pics (Im so proud!) :)


Brewfanatic 12-26-2008 09:27 PM

nice! there's nothing better than enjoying your first glass of homebrewed beer :)

TexasStu 12-26-2008 09:34 PM


Christian 12-26-2008 11:57 PM

Oh man i love that feeling, it never goes away either, at least for me it doesn't. I get giddy every time i crack open a new brew of mine.

Gonefishing 12-26-2008 11:59 PM

Congrats...looks nice! And if you think it tastes nice..give it a month, you won't believe it! It's going to be so much better you won't even think it's the same batch.

Shooter 12-27-2008 12:11 AM

Man, I can't wait, I bottle my first batch tomorrow. Congratulations!

Ernie3 12-27-2008 12:29 AM

Very cool, congatulations!

Sinalikesbeer 12-27-2008 12:52 AM

Awsome, looks great! Peanut M & M's are one of my favorite "beer munchies"!

nukebrewer 12-27-2008 12:58 AM

Congrats. I just popped the top on my recent IIPA turned IPA brew and it's awesome. Much better than my first IPA by far. Still a little green, but it's going to awesome in a few weeks. Congrats again and I hope the feeling sticks with you for all your brews. :mug:

JoeMama 12-27-2008 01:22 AM

Damn it!! Its now taking me everything to leave the rest alone and not drink them!! I need to get more than one batch going at a time so I can have more than one brew to 'sample' (over and over) Hehehehe... I think that kegging is going to be next.
Something about bulk aging, and 'Beer on Demand' that makes me smile.
And since the war dept has such an issue with me smoking weed, maybe she will be cool with me becoming a lush.

Okay, like I stated before - its not about having lots of beer. Its about having lots of QUALITY beer.
And if I dont give these things time to condition properly, Im not going to have lots of quality beer. (Just lots of green beer in my bellah!) GIT IN MAH BELLAH!

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