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Old 08-14-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Brewed my first 5 gallons tonight. I learned a lot in the process. First lesson was that I need a bigger stock pot! Had to split my batch when I added LME DME - hope this doesn't mess it up. Wort chiller worked great...about 10 - 15 min to 80 degrees and then cooled some more when I added cold water in the primary. Temp was about 74 when I pitched. Gravity was almost right in at 1.05.

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Old 08-14-2012, 04:57 AM   #2
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Congrats on your first batch!

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Old 08-14-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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Nice work. Welcome to the addiction..

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:36 AM   #4
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Congrats! Now you're hooked. Just make sure you get that stopper down in that carboy a little more if you haven't already.

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:47 AM   #5
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I actually switched to a blow off because the bung wouldn't stay seated!

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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Congratulations, you've made beer!
When most of us start out, patience is a hard thing to learn. It's rough staring at all that beautiful brew, knowing you should leave it alone for around two weeks... then bottle it knowing you should STILL leave it alone for ANOTHER couple weeks. So...uh... good luck with that...

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:19 PM   #7
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One hell of a fermentation started while at work today! Glad I put the blow off hose on last night. Will I need to clean this at some point or will it be ok?

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:25 PM   #8
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One hell of a fermentation started while at work today! Glad I put the blow off hose on last night. Will I need to clean this at some point or will it be ok?
Ok?.. It'll probably be awesome! No need to clean it just let it finish out in a few weeks. Send out samples when you're done lol
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #9
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Congrats on the first batch! I started brewing again in June and I'm picking up stuff for my 5th batch tomorrow.

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Awesome! I love checking on my beer. It's going to a long 7 wks!! I had a very vigorous fermentation going the first 24 hrs and it has slowed considerably since. I'm assuming this is normal?

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