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Old 11-24-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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I finally got around to brewing my first batch today and have it in the primary now. I had to use the electric stove as that's all I have. Never could get up to a good boil but it was close. Time will tell if it hurt. I already have an outdoor burner on the way to brew the next batch.

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:52 AM   #2
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Good luck!!! I'm at a week into my first primary, sg is stable, trying to leave it to condition... Keep the primary temps in check, from what I can tell, that looks to be the biggest turning point in the process...

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:41 AM   #3
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It'll be fine. I barely got a boil on my first 2. What did you make?

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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Started with a brewer's best witbier... Looking at a vanilla caramel cream ale next...

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:12 AM   #5
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Should be fine but watch the fementation temp. Sanitization and Temperature control are your best friends with extract brewing.

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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I made an amber ale from home brewers outpost. I got a Bavarian Hefeweizen coming from AHS.

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Ok, bringing this back up. My first kit something went wrong. Beer is real sour tasting. I have since upgraded to a burner and some more equipment. Im going to give it a go at my 2nd and 3rd batches soon. I know my sanitation could have been better with a few other steps.

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Every batch gets a little easier. Get yourself a wort chiller to really speed up your day. Mix up some StarSan and distilled water to keep in a spray bottle. When in doubt, give your equip a couple good sprays. Good luck with the next couple batches.

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Sourness is likely sanitation. Be sure to use a sanitizer thoroughly. It won't hurt if you use something equivalent to Star San.

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I got some star san and that is a good idea with the spray bottle. Will be doing that.

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Every batch gets a little easier. Get yourself a wort chiller to really speed up your day. Mix up some StarSan and distilled water to keep in a spray bottle. When in doubt, give your equip a couple good sprays. Good luck with the next couple batches.
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