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Old 08-12-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default My first batch!

Here it is! My first batch of homebrew!

The head had fallen a bit by the time I thought to snap a pic of the first pour, but you'll have to take my word for it that it was a damn near perfect pour It's a little cloudy, not sure what that is - maybe it's completely normal.

I'm tasting now - so if you never hear from me again, something probably went wrong.

But, seriously, it tastes like beer! I cannot remember the extract I used ... probably a pale ale of some sort. (I really should pay better attention next time.) Oh, and the flip-top almost went through the kitchen ceiling when I opened it ... so I guess I got the carbonation right at least!

Anyway, thanks to everyone who gave me advice along the way. I sincerely do not think things would have gone this well at all if not for the helpful folks here at HBT.

It might be a while before my next batch as I was laid off in May and have not found anything new and the money is starting to get a little tight (yeah, I know, boo-hoo, woe's me )

BUT ... I will be back at it again, no doubt! This was very fun and a very easy hobby that seems to lend itself to limited schedules (not that my schedule is so limited these days).

Thanks again!

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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Congrats on your first batch! Save a bottle of this batch for a year or so from now and compare it to how your brew is then. If i could go back and do one thing this would be it!


On tap: #1-Chili IPA, #2-House Saison, #3-Mango Hefenweisen, #4-Brown Ale, #5-empty, #6-empty
Primary: pumpkin ale ; Secondary: empty

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Flip top almost went through the ceiling? Perhaps you made the same mistake I did once. I pushed on the cap to open it. The correct way is to push on the bottom of the bale.
Nice looking beer. In some styles, like a wheat beer, the haze is supposed to be there.

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