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Old 04-27-2013, 02:26 PM   #41
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Looks like some one had a bit to drink before finishing this post.
I might have, it also was past my bedtime. I work thirds and should have been in bed.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #42
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The proud dad feeling doesn't go away either.

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #43
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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.
This is VERY encouraging! My first brew has been in the fermenter for about 72 hours now. I got good bubbling in the air lock after a few hours but then it quit about 15 hours later. Now, where did I put that jar of patience?
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This is VERY encouraging! My first brew has been in the fermenter for about 72 hours now. I got good bubbling in the air lock after a few hours but then it quit about 15 hours later. Now, where did I put that jar of patience?
There's no such thing as patience with your first batch. I was checking my carboy every couple hours, and I must have taken 10 gravity readings within a week just so I could see how close to my target gravity I was...and to steal a taste. Then I couldn't keep my hands off of it while I dry hopped it in my keg...kept tasting it to see how the dry hops changed day-by-day. By the time my beer wasn't green anymore and finally started to hit its prime I only had about 3 or 4 pints left. Nobody is patient with their first batch.
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Or better yet proper glassware to fit the style. It does make a difference!
Not that it really makes that much of a difference, anyway, but a pint glass IS the proper glassware for a stout.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:42 PM   #46
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Congratulations! Out of all the advice I could give you, probably the most important would be....remember to keep having fun while doing it. Some people can get pretty uptight about things, and I don't personally think that is what brewing is all about. It still amazes me that I can take those basic ingredients, do a few things, and wind up with such a good thing in the end. As it has already been stated, welcome to the obsession!!!
9Frogs is right! Just brew what you want, have fun and expect to make mistakes! I've been brewing off and on since 05' and trust me i've made quite a few mistakes and tried so many things!

One thing I would recommend is going all grain and kegging. Those two things where the biggest game changes for me and also most expensive. Might as well make the investment now cause once you start brewing you can't stop!

Congrats on the new hobby or should I say obsession... good luck an keep on brewing!
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #47
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Congratulations! Looks tastee.

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Great looking first beer!!

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Beer looks great. Welcome to the obsession!!!

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Congrats! That looks quite good too! I did the same thing with my first successful brew. After a week it went right into the fridge to try as quickly as possible.

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