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JDSanders 01-06-2012 01:27 AM

HOLY CRAP! It actually tastes good!
I just took a gravity reading and will do one again in three days before bottling. I figured why let the sample go to waste and gave it a taste. It actually tastes good! I figured being my first batch it would taste like cow wizz, but its good. Minus carbonation and time on the bottle of course. I AM HOOKED! I love this hobby!

JDSanders 01-06-2012 01:32 AM

When I said good I meant for my first beer. Its not great but I am excited for myself

lumpher 01-06-2012 01:38 AM

welcome to the addiction. i lived in deming for many years myself, as a kid, coincidentally

lowtones84 01-06-2012 01:42 AM

Congratulations! I remember that sensation on my first batch, but now I realize there's no reason to be surprised as long as you have quality ingredients and a good process. Anyhow, it will only get better with time! :mug:

kh54s10 01-06-2012 01:50 AM

Good but not great is perfect. You are tasting flat, green beer. When it is finished it may be the great you are always hoping for. I started in July and have not been disappointed yet. -- Damn, I just jinxed myself again! --

dutchoven 01-06-2012 02:13 AM

Congrats! I love that first hydrometer jar taste ... it only gets better from there ...

JDSanders 01-06-2012 02:26 AM


Originally Posted by lumpher
welcome to the addiction. i lived in deming for many years myself, as a kid, coincidentally

Bad part about Deming, NM is it is at least an hour and a half to a home brew store. But we got a local brewery/restaurant now. It even has decent beer.

Thanks all for the help.

termite760 01-06-2012 02:45 AM

After a hard days work, sometimes even cow wizz doesn't taste so bad ;) Same thing just happened to me, I"m excited, can't wait for the SG to settle down so I can get it bottled, wait, cool, drink!

arkowa 01-06-2012 02:52 AM

Fantastic. The hobby is truly addicting. Hell, I dream about beer these days. I find that first hydrometer test jar sip to be the most wonderful part of brewing. Sampling the first bottle/keg pour is nothing next to that first time your lips touch the wonderful liquid of the gods.

/back to drinking bourbon, damn beer restricting diet

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