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kebrugler 04-13-2013 02:52 PM

Drinking my first beer!!
 
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Is this what a proud Dad feels like?

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This website has by far been the greatest wealth of information into the beer brewing hobby. This beer has only been carbing for a week and a half, but I couldn't wait any longer. Put in the fridge for 3 days and that was the result. Tasted like a solid stout and had decent carbonation. There was a nice compacted yeast slurry in the bottom so I got most of the beer out of the bottle without leaving much behind.

Biggest things I learned from my first beer was airlock activity means nothing!! I fermented this for 4 weeks and only had activity on the second day for 12 hours. Sure enough it fermented. I wish I had a wort chiller and auto siphon for bottling but oh well. I also wish I had gotten all of the lme out of the container. Either way, I'm now addicted and have read through the forum for countless hours and have a starter decanting in the fridge for a hefeweizen to be brewed on Sunday!

stvo 04-13-2013 03:16 PM

Congrats!!!! Looks tasty!!! Good luck on the next batch...

ScottageCheese 04-13-2013 03:19 PM

Congrats... Looks great!
Just bottled my first beer last night. Arrogant Bastard clone.
Glass is cool... Besides the bud logo. Hahahahaha

Ostomo517 04-13-2013 03:20 PM

Welcome to the obsession!! And funny you say the proud father comment because my fiancee always refers to my full fermenters as "our kids" lol But it is pretty sweet popping your own beer isnt it?

kebrugler 04-13-2013 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Ostomo517
Welcome to the obsession!! And funny you say the proud father comment because my fiancee always refers to my full fermenters as "our kids" lol But it is pretty sweet popping your own beer isnt it?

Hearing the hiss when I popped the top was awesome. For anyone interested this was the basic Midwest Irish stout. OG was around 1.040-1.042 and FG was around 1.012, so not a very high abv beer, but can definitely taste hints of chocolate and coffee and it's still beer!

After the Hefeweizen I wanna try to make my own non "kit" beer, some sort of fruity summer beer around 5 or 6 abv. Any and all suggestion welcome! Only caveat is I am still on extract with steeping grains.

Epimetheus 04-13-2013 09:45 PM

Nahh - a new dad feels even more proud - and scared.

Congratulations, kebrugler. Just the first of many. There are great extract recipes right here on homebrewtalk including fruit beers. I start with recipes having many posts because they are probably the more successful ones. Watermelon wheat sounds perfect for a hot summer day.

If you find the perfect recipe expressed as all grain you can convert it to extract
1 pound 2-row grain malt is approximately
.75 lbs liquid malt extract or
.6 lb dry malt extract

Pratzie 04-13-2013 09:49 PM

Congrats, just trade out the glass for something with a better logo on it :mug:

Ostomo517 04-13-2013 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Pratzie (Post 5105520)
Congrats, just trade out the glass for something with a better logo on it :mug:

Or better yet proper glassware to fit the style. It does make a difference!

Pratzie 04-13-2013 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Ostomo517 (Post 5105590)
Or better yet proper glassware to fit the style. It does make a difference!

Partially right. Even if its proper glassware any Bud logo ruins it! :mug::ban:

Ostomo517 04-13-2013 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Pratzie (Post 5105626)

Partially right. Even if its proper glassware any Bud logo ruins it! :mug::ban:

Indeed!


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