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Old 02-08-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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Its KILLING me I say!

My first ever batch is bubbling away in the bucket. I can sit and watch it for hours...

The thought of not being able to drink it for another 3 weeks or so is KILLING ME.

Hopelessly addicted.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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You should buy yourself another bucket and get the 2nd batch started right away. There's a little thing we like to call "the pipeline". If you take care of it, you'll NEVER run out of homebrew to drink.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:45 PM   #3
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Agreed. I've got 2 going right now and it's driving me nuts to see how it turns out.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Yep, brew another one. Because it take about 5 weeks minimum from brew to carbed in the bottle, and 50 of your delicious 1st homebrews wont last that long. Plus most of my homebrews didnt get really good til about 6 weeks in the bottle. They were good at 3 weeks, but awesome at 6 weeks.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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Its KILLING me I say!

My first ever batch is bubbling away in the bucket. I can sit and watch it for hours...

The thought of not being able to drink it for another 3 weeks or so is KILLING ME.

Hopelessly addicted.


You really are six weeks out from drinking. 3 weeks in primary and then another 3 weeks in the bottles. Hate to break the news to you, but it is best to wait.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #6
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Welcome to the addiction, the journey has just begun.

For this first batch you will need:

1. Patience, lots of patience and then, more patience. So much patience that your head will explode due to the patience back-pressure.

2. Many bottles of craft brew (Maybe a case) to keep you RDWHACBing until your homebrew is ready, remember after it is bottled/kegged it will take appx. 3 more weeks for it to condition (unless it's a wheat).

3. Another fermenter (maybe two) for the next batch(s), again to keep you RDWHACBing until your first batch is ready. This will take up some of your idle time because one can not live on " . . . .bubbling away in the bucket. I can sit and watch it for hours . . . ".

4. Home brewing books to read while sipping on craft brew contemplating the first swallow of your very own first homebrew.

RDWHAHB and keep on brewing my friend

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #7
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We were all there once. Start a pipeline; start making your second batch, and so on ...

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:28 PM   #8
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Its KILLING me I say!

My first ever batch is bubbling away in the bucket. I can sit and watch it for hours...

The thought of not being able to drink it for another 3 weeks or so is KILLING ME.

Hopelessly addicted.

More like another 5-6 weeks if you just brewed it up a day or two ago (unless your kegging)
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:31 PM   #9
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Actually I dont have bottling equipment yet, but I do have a corny keg and co2 system. Once kegged, I should only have to wait a few days for it to carbonate, correct?

I would love to start another one, but my wife may kill me...

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #10
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IMO, kegging is the same duration as bottling, Some people force carbonate so they can drink green carbonated beer. I usually carbonate kegs or bottles naturally.

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