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Old 10-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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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

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Your anxiety will steadily increase until you crack your first bottle

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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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
Congrats! It will go by quick! Just let it condition!
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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Might want to start thinking about what your next brew is going to be.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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Looks like fermentation is going well.....it's been a little over 24 hrs. Go baby Go...!!!!

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:43 AM   #7
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I still get that excited with every fermentation, and it's been a few years since I started brewing.

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #8
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48 hrs...still going strong....

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #9
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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.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:33 PM   #10
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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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