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Old 12-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
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Lol, are you married? My wife says it smells like a feed store.. and I think it smells delicious. I to stick my head over the boiling wort and just breathe in all its goodness. I also like to make her smell my beers and her response is always "It smells like beer." She just doesn't understand... poor soul.
The smell of mashing and boiling wort is heavenly in my opinion. No complaints from my wife or daughters. My wifes only complaint is the moisture in the house when boiling up a batch so I have to ventilate by cracking open a couple windows. I make 2.5 gallon all grain BIAB batches on the kitchen stove.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:22 PM   #22
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Mr. Beer's Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner.

Meh.

I am not sure what taste I am supposed to expect.

It looks beautiful. Smells good. Has continuous bubbles running through, better than beers from commercial brands. The head is nice... started as about an inch at pouring.

The taste though, is a bit bland. Perhaps I was expecting something different. After a few gulps though, I can drink like any other beer. I have no choice but to share with family who is coming in tomorrow... I doubt that they are going to understand that even though I fermented the beer, I didnt really pick the indgredients. I feel like Bill Parcels on this one.

But, I will have my first personal brews by new years. Unless I buy a CO2 kit, then it could be earlier.


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here's a lesson i learned this week. i opened the second bottle of one of my very first beers, a couple weeks after i opened the first one.

the first taste (2 weeks ago) was "acceptable". it looked good, and smelled good, but it was a little harsh on the tongue.

the second taste, yesterday, was absolutely amazing. that extra couple weeks made all the difference in the world. doesn't help you with company coming, but just thought it might be worth sharing.


btw... something i learned from cooking for company... NEVER APOLOGIZE... just serve it, and let them drink it and enjoy it... don't do the full critique for them. They will either like it, or not... just don't give them things to dislike before you even open the bottle
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here's a lesson i learned this week. i opened the second bottle of one of my very first beers, a couple weeks after i opened the first one.

the first taste (2 weeks ago) was "acceptable". it looked good, and smelled good, but it was a little harsh on the tongue.

the second taste, yesterday, was absolutely amazing. that extra couple weeks made all the difference in the world. doesn't help you with company coming, but just thought it might be worth sharing.


btw... something i learned from cooking for company... NEVER APOLOGIZE... just serve it, and let them drink it and enjoy it... don't do the full critique for them. They will either like it, or not... just don't give them things to dislike before you even open the bottle


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Old 12-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #24
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The smell of mashing and boiling wort is heavenly in my opinion. No complaints from my wife or daughters. My wifes only complaint is the moisture in the house when boiling up a batch so I have to ventilate by cracking open a couple windows. I make 2.5 gallon all grain BIAB batches on the kitchen stove.
I'm going to spare my daughter and wife since I do not have the oven hood exhausting out through the roof.

I will just go ahead and steep the grain and boil the hops in a slow cooker outside on the porch. This way everyone stays happy.
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I'm going to spare my daughter and wife since I do not have the oven hood exhausting out through the roof.

I will just go ahead and steep the grain and boil the hops in a slow cooker outside on the porch. This way everyone stays happy.
Back to rule number one of most households. "If momma aint happy, aint nobody happy"!
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Back to rule number one of most households. "If momma aint happy, aint nobody happy"!
Ne'er a truer word spoken
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I still have my Mr beer. I'm not ashamed to say I still use it once in awhile. Its great for a couple of brews they have, but for much better beer.... I still brew in the pot. My family says it stinks , but as my wife found out if you stay in the kitchen it had a much more pleasant aroma...

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