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Blackfoot26 03-20-2010 02:45 AM

First brew complete
I cracked open a bottle of my first succesful batch. It's an LME brew based off an amber ale recipe. It is beer, and it is drinkable, but not exactly an award winner.

The pros: The color and body came out right. The beer properly carbonated after spending two weeks in the bottle, and the OG and FG were within .01 of what I had anticipated.

The cons: It has a yeasty flavor, and doesn't taste as anticipated. I left it in the primary for about 15 days.


Toga 03-20-2010 02:50 AM

The greatest I have learned thus far from this form is let it sit. Time is what it needs. It has only been in the bottles for 2 weeks. Your beer is still green. I bottled a batch on January 4th and it did not start to taste right until it had sat in the bottle for 2 months. Just cracked another and it seems even better this time around.

Chuck_Swillery 03-20-2010 04:53 AM

Great clarity. Nice head and color. Its green still. I'll be it'll taste even better in a few more weeks.

NorCalAngler 03-20-2010 05:09 AM

This may be a stupid question, but did you pour in one motion and leave some beer behind so you don't pour the yeast sediment in?

Blackfoot26 03-20-2010 07:21 AM

Nope, poured the whole bottle with a tilted glass.

I noticed on the bottles that I put upside down as a test to see if it enhanced anything that there is a ring of sediment around the part where the bottle narrows.

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