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Old 02-14-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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just tasted my first non-mr. beer brew that's been bottled for 4 weeks now, and mmm mmmmm. irish stout with a nice beige head, dark red body, nice bitterness, lingering chocolate. HUGE improvement from my mr. beers which were light and watery.

i can't believe how much more someone can appreciate beer after brewing it for themselves. i now understand the need to keep a constant flow of beer going. can't wait to get an american nut brown going this weekend and bottling a chocolate stout next week.

hooray beer!

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hooray for your brewing! Welcome to the Dark Side.

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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Congradulations. Sounds like you are getting the pipline started right.

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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Cracking open your first brew is a great feeling, congrats

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:35 PM   #5
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first brew that's not a mr. beer lol

i can't even bring myself to finish the mr. beers. tasted another one last night (in bottles for probably 5 weeks - have to check my notebook) and it just isn't getting better...

i'm not very worried about letting it age - i only have about 1 gallon of it left - and might consider tossing it to get more empty bottles.

now before anyone posts a link to the patience topic, i understand it all and letting beer sit longer to mature. i'm simply looking forward to putting more of my hands-on batches in those bottles.

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Old 02-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #6
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I just finished a mr. beer batch. I think it was west coast pale ale.. Just over a month since been bottled and I thought it was pretty good.. better then just after carbed atleast.

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:16 AM   #7
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Didn't know what Mr. Beer was and I just did a search. Sounds like you've made a good choice. Did you know that every one of their kits has an ABV of 3.7%? That's a good enough reason right there.

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:17 AM   #8
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Crash Test Dummies rule!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-15-2009, 06:14 AM   #9
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thought about it more today, and figured i read to far into the mr. beer directions. i added brown sugar by the booklets suggestion, didn't measure, and i think that might have something to do with the taste. i can't really describe it...but oh well

at least now i've read plenty of literature, talked with brewers at my LHBS, and found this excellent forum filled with beer nuts.

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Old 02-15-2009, 06:35 AM   #10
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Good for you on getting off Mr, Beer!! Now you'll have a natural urge to upgrade. then upgrade. And upgrade. Hope you got some loot tucked away. At this point it's the most wonderful of obsessions!!!! CHEEERS!!!!

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