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Old 01-03-2013, 04:47 AM   #4321
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Though I do live in Alabama, I did not buy it here. I have read you can get them in neighboring states, and I live less than an hour away from 2. Mississippi, and Florida are both very close to my house.

I got mine on Amazon though.

Should be here Friday.

I don't even have it yet, and I already want to buy the Carboy stuff...

I want to make a cherry stout so bad...

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #4322
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Though I do live in Alabama, I did not buy it here. I have read you can get them in neighboring states, and I live less than an hour away from 2. Mississippi, and Florida are both very close to my house.

I got mine on Amazon though.

Should be here Friday.

I don't even have it yet, and I already want to buy the Carboy stuff...

I want to make a cherry stout so bad...
Dont go to Mississippi, thats the other state that its illegal!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:19 AM   #4323
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Man that sucks. Living in the bible belt is a drag...

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #4324
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Default First batch fermenting...

Ok... now that I have my first batch of Mr Beer fermenting...

Would I be stupid to try an all grain for the next go round?

I have been browsing around and would love to try this recipe.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/honey-chamomile-wheat-what-way-end-long-day-191443/

Should I be patient and do another step first, or jump right in?

This would be brewed in the Mr Beer for now, as I have not yet upgraded, nor do I really have space to add much more.

Is there anything I should change or do differently from a recipe like that, other than re-sizing?

Also what is a good all around sanitizer?

Thanks!

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #4325
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Ok... now that I have my first batch of Mr Beer fermenting...

Would I be stupid to try an all grain for the next go round?

I have been browsing around and would love to try this recipe.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/honey-chamomile-wheat-what-way-end-long-day-191443/

Should I be patient and do another step first, or jump right in?

This would be brewed in the Mr Beer for now, as I have not yet upgraded, nor do I really have space to add much more.

Is there anything I should change or do differently from a recipe like that, other than re-sizing?

Also what is a good all around sanitizer?

Thanks!
Trying all grain isnt totally out of the question but just be sure you have all the equiptment you need and have read up on it, its a lot more detailed steps than Mr. Beer. I did about 3 Mr. Beer starting out then did a few Brooklyn Brew shop to get familiar with ag. That being said you can scale down recipes, I do mostly 2 gallon batches. And Star San is pretty much the golden standard sanitizer in brewing.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #4326
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So, my MRB should be here tmorrow if UPS Tracking can be trusted.

After work today, I decided to go see my parents. Dad and I were hanging out on the porch drinking a cold one, and talking about Alabama vs Notre Dame coming up in a couple days.

I mention that I ordered a beer brewing starter kit, and I'm going to see if It's something I like. Told him he was going to be my test subject.

He said, "Oh Yeah? Huh." Wandered back into his garage, and gave me what looks like 2 white 5 gallon buckets filled with beer brewing supplies.

Not sure exactly what I have, so I'll be uploading some pictures of it into a different thread.

I also just noticed that some of the "ingredients" expired back in 1996 HAHAHA


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Here is a link to that thread. CLICK.

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Checked my first batch today after a week of fermenting poured a little in to glass for my friend and I. Tasted like really flat beer and still had a yeasty smell my friend said that's what he thought. Is this good? I have decided to let it sit another week then bottle.

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Checked my first batch today after a week of fermenting poured a little in to glass for my friend and I. Tasted like really flat beer and still had a yeasty smell my friend said that's what he thought. Is this good? I have decided to let it sit another week then bottle.
You could probably bottle now and not have any real problems, but if you wait another week, you'll be giving the yeast more time to do "cleanup" work, so your final product will be better.
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Yes, you can bottle into 12oz bottles, just need bottles, caps and capper.
Wait for one of the Online stores to offer a deal (try Groupon) for the Five gallon kits.

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:33 PM   #4330
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You could probably bottle now and not have any real problems, but if you wait another week, you'll be giving the yeast more time to do "cleanup" work, so your final product will be better.
Going to wait til I get my glass bottles and caps so about a week.
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