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Old 11-10-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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Well I'm glad to report that my first beer from my first batch turned out wonderfully. I thought for sure that I had screwed up, or contaminated. It has a great color, head retention and carbonation. Best of all, it's tasty as hell! I love this hobby.

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:11 AM   #2
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That's good to know, and very encouraging! I just made my first batch Friday night and can't wait until I can drink it. How long did you wait, from start to finish? And what type of brew is it?

I, too, felt I screwed up, but everyone's been telling me to calm down. Apparently this hobby is impossible to master, but always yields amazing results!

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:44 AM   #3
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I'm halfway into my first case of Nut Brown Ale and I got a tester bottle of my Cream Ale in the fridge. This was supposed to make it to Thanksgiving- burp!! I love Research and development

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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That's good to know, and very encouraging! I just made my first batch Friday night and can't wait until I can drink it. How long did you wait, from start to finish? And what type of brew is it?

I, too, felt I screwed up, but everyone's been telling me to calm down. Apparently this hobby is impossible to master, but always yields amazing results!
I made a Belgian Trippel. I brewed it about a month ago so 10 days in the primary, ~10 more in the secondary and ~ 10 in the bottle. I know I should have waited longer to taste it, but I couldn't resist.

A few things I would recommend and what I'm going to start doing is to make a log book of what you brewed, and what you would do different. For instance, my yeast didn't start doing its thing until day 3 of being in the fermenter. I panicked and started screwing with the carboy. Also, my secondary was still bubbling ever so slightly but I bottled it anyways. That was a big no-no, but no bottles have exploded yet.

In the end, I had a lot of yeast on teh bottom of my bottles, but it still tastes excellent.

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Old 11-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #5
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congrats and keep on brewing feels rewarding huh? LOL

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I'm halfway into my first case of Nut Brown Ale and I got a tester bottle of my Cream Ale in the fridge. This was supposed to make it to Thanksgiving- burp!! I love Research and development

R&D is my favorite part of the process
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