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Old 10-08-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
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Default First brew in the fermenter!!!

Well, I did it for better or for worse...here's the run down:

4oz Belgian aromatic
4oz Flaked oats
4oz Rice hulls
8oz Flaked wheat

2 gallon Steep @150 for an hour, one gallon sparge @ 170 degree.

Added 6 pounds (actually more, used two 3.3# cans but I didn't scrape them clean) Belgian wheat extract and 8oz of Soft Candi sugar after bringing the above to a boil.

Added 1oz German Hallertaur hops (4.3%) at 60 minutes, 1oz at 15 minutes.

Added 1oz of bitter orange at 15 minutes

Added 1oz of Coriander at 5 minutes.

Cooled in ice bath to 70 degrees, moved to 5 gallon fermenter bucket.

Pitched one tube of White Labs Belgian Wit yeast (WLP400).

Added water to bring to 5 gallons.

OG: 1.042

Sealed it up, added the airlock, and moved to a spare room to keep it in the low 70's until fermentation starts, then I'll move to the basement where the temps are mid to high 60's.

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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Congrats on your first brew !!!

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:27 AM   #3
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Sounds tasty! Congrats on your first brew. Now get the second one planned, because you're gonna like it!

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:31 AM   #4
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Nice, now you'll be hooked for life.

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
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Nice, now you'll be hooked for life.

MUAHAHA! We got another one!
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haha...yeah, I've already be checking Craigslist for used refrigerators/freezers and noticed my local homebrew shop has some used Corny kegs for $50 a piece. Already have the desire to keg and tap my own stuff, designing beer bottle labels, the whole nine yards...lol

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Fermentation is done. FG is 1.012 which according to the calculator is right on point. I tasted the beer and it's a bit strong in the alcohol taste and not much else at the moment. I'm leaving it until Friday when I can get into the home brew shop to get a auto siphon and new bottling bucket with spigot. I'll bottle Friday and let it condition a couple weeks before trying it again.

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