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cpac2k 10-14-2012 11:14 PM

First Brew
 
Just finished brewing my first ever brew. NB's Americain wheat extract kit. Everything seemed to go really well, now we wait and see....gonna be a long couple of weeks :mug:

scratchy1971 10-14-2012 11:27 PM

Congratulations! Your anxiety will steadily increase until you crack your first bottle:)

divrguy 10-14-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpac2k
Just finished brewing my first ever brew. NB's Americain wheat extract kit. Everything seemed to go really well, now we wait and see....gonna be a long couple of weeks :mug:

Congrats! It will go by quick! Just let it condition!

JLem 10-15-2012 01:18 AM

:mug:

Hackwood 10-15-2012 03:38 AM

Might want to start thinking about what your next brew is going to be. :D

cpac2k 10-16-2012 12:19 AM

Looks like fermentation is going well.....it's been a little over 24 hrs. Go baby Go...!!!!

Newgene 10-16-2012 01:43 AM

I still get that excited with every fermentation, and it's been a few years since I started brewing.

cpac2k 10-17-2012 12:00 AM

48 hrs...still going strong....:ban:

Clonefan94 10-17-2012 01:45 AM

Awesome! I've been doing this just over 7 weeks now? I would imaging if I went the bottle route, instead of kegging, I wouldn't have drank so much green beer. The first thing I brewed was an American Amber kit from BB. Man, if I'd have only waited and given this time to age. It's finally coming into it's own and I'm lucky if I have a gallon of it left. And 90% of that loss, was me taking a tastes worth every night when I got home from work. "Nope, not ready yet. Nope, not ready yet. Nope, not ready yet. Man this is good and almost gone now."

But, as Hackwood said above, might want to start thinking about what to brew next. When you start drinking, it goes fast. And my beer, who knows, probably not as good as I perceive it to be, but there is something special about drinking a beer that you turned from grain and extract into a drinkable concoction. There is something special about that.

cpac2k 10-23-2012 11:33 PM

Ok so it's been about nine days since my first brew day. The bubbling in the air lock stopped after about four days. The instructions say to ferment for two weeks I plan to wait just under three before taking a couple FG readings about three days apart.Then bottle conditioning for about two weeks.....Any thoughts...???


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