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Old 01-10-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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I have made beer!

Ok, so its only been just over a week since I bottled, but I am VERY happy with the results so far. The taste of the Amber Ale I brewed is great. It almost has a Sammy Adams BL taste to it. Has a good amount of carbonation, but I'm sure when I give the rest of the batch another week or 2 it should be better. Clarity is decent I guess for an Ale and considering the fact that I didnt use any clarifier's.

The only thing I noticed is the "mouthfeel" I guess would be the term. I dont want to say it feels watered down, because it sure dosent taste that way. But it dosent seem as "thick" as I am used to. Any ideas on that one?

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Old 01-10-2007, 11:49 PM   #2
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Let it fully carbonate before judging the mouthfeel too much. That makes a huge difference.

Congrats on a successful brew! Now, put the beers away, give them another two weeks, and you'll be amazed how much *better* they are...

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Old 01-30-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Let it fully carbonate before judging the mouthfeel too much. That makes a huge difference.

Congrats on a successful brew! Now, put the beers away, give them another two weeks, and you'll be amazed how much *better* they are...
Yep, you were exactly right. Its been almost 4 weeks now and the carbonation is perfect.
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