Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First Brew Success!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
HopChef
Brewin's just cookin'!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 46
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default First Brew Success!

So I wanted to see where my first beer was 1 week after bottling, so I grabbed one out of the bin, tossed it in the fridge this morning, poured it into a glass, and I just could not be happier!

The noise it made when I popped the cap was joy itself, that little hiss that says it's carbing up just fine. My ferm room has been a little cool, around 61-63 and I was worried it would carb slow or not at all.

So beer info: Brewer's Best PSA IPA kit, brewed 9/30, primary 1 week, racked to secondary for several weeks, dry hopped, cold crashed and bottled on 11/3. It's holding a nice small head and the clarity is really good. I know I'm probably going a little overboard, but I am just so happy about how this turned out. I can't wait to find out how this changes and develops over time. I bottled a Brewer's Best Imperial Blonde Ale, my second brew, at the same time, so now I have to see where it's at!

Hooked? Oh yea.

__________________
HopChef is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
beowulf
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
beowulf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 392
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Congrats on your first brew...sounds like a winner! And trust me, the obsession only gets worse....in a good way!

__________________

I could murder a pint! -Lovejoy

beowulf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
45_70sharps
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Raymond, Washington
Posts: 1,804
Liked 172 Times on 141 Posts
Likes Given: 136

Default

Yep. This is the start of a long relationship between you and your future beer!
I'll bet after tasting that first beer you started getting new ideas in your head. What to brew, what to buy....

__________________

Let's see if I keep this updated!

On tap
Black Butte clone

In secondary
Pumpkin ale

In primary
Honey wit

Up next.. Firestone Union Jack clone

45_70sharps is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 27,906
Liked 1843 Times on 1625 Posts
Likes Given: 1316

Default

Let'em sit in the bin another 2-3 weeks. Then toss some in the fridge for a week. You'll be even more surprised.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
My new book is on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3MCU0W
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
agcorry00
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 141
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Welcome to the obsession.

__________________

"We don't sell Duff, we sell Fudd."

agcorry00 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first brew success!!! Charliehart1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 06-05-2011 10:31 PM
First brew success! So far.... Pakawa Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 11-06-2010 01:57 AM
First Brew day a success! irunxcjm Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 02-09-2008 07:28 PM
First Brew A Success Cherry Bottom Brewing Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 06-03-2007 11:44 AM
First Brew Success! LouisianaVince Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 11-30-2006 12:49 PM