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Old 06-07-2008, 05:35 AM   #1
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well friends I've put together my first beer tonight. The SG was 1.052 which I have no idea if that is good or not. Couple things that I noted.
Never brew a batch when a huge house party is about to begin. (I'm my defense I didn't know the party was starting until after I added the malt extract)
Never brew a batch while unable to walk completely. This was my anxiousness and stupidity.
The only other thing that went wrong was my thermometer dropped on the floor and broke so I wasn't able to tell the temp of my wort when I added the yeast. It had to be close to room temp. though because the wort was 98 degrees when it was added to the 3 gal of water at room temp and then I waited about 20-25 min before I added the yeast. It might have been a little high so we'll see. But for right now I'm excited and can't wait to taste the results.

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Old 06-07-2008, 06:54 AM   #2
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1.052 is about an average OG. You may get some fruityness because of a warm pitching temp, but you should be fine. What kind of beer was it?

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Old 06-07-2008, 06:57 AM   #3
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It's an amber ale from Northwestern.

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:38 PM   #4
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How long does it usually take for the yeast to start gurgling/fermenting the beer?

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:59 PM   #5
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Usually in less then a day. However, it could take a couple of days. Congrats on the first brew.

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Old 06-07-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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How long does it usually take for the yeast to start gurgling/fermenting the beer?
Here's the answer....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=43635

Also take a look at this thread...it has plenty of good tips/answers...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=54362

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Also, i am a huge fan of the wyeast website. Great info on yeast and fermentation all for free.http://www.wyeastlab.com/

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