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Old 02-12-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default My first homebrew is a success!

I just popped the top on my first homebrew, and its amazing, even the SWMBO likes it (she's a coors light fan). It was brewed for her enjoyment mostly.
I call it Princess Pilsner.

2 Gallon Batch:
4 lbs Liquid Pilsner Malt Extract
3/4 lb corn sugar
3/4 lb brown rice syrup
2 Grapefruits, liquified

1/3 oz Saaz hops @ 90 mins
1/3 oz Saaz hops @ 60 mins
1/3 oz Saaz hops @ 20 mins

WLP800 (No Starter)
1.5 tablets of beano

Pitched/fermented for the first 12 hours warmish (70 degrees)
3 weeks primary @ 50 degrees
1 week Diacetyl Rest @ 65 degrees
Lagered for 3 weeks @ 35-40 degrees



Its a bit more bitter than I expected, because of the grapefruit pith, next time, I'm going to do better to not boil those and strain them out better.

No bottle bombs, good carbonation, nice lacing.

I'm super excited that it worked (it was my first real brew, and not from a kit) and I'm enjoying a glass now.

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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Do you taste this kind of green apple flavor?

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:42 AM   #3
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If I really look for it yeah, a little bit. But the hops/grapefruit bitter is more apparent.

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:46 AM   #4
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This is your first? Good show, chap- nice choice

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:48 AM   #5
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yep, my first and i've impressed myself, its not only drinkable, but enjoyable.

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:56 AM   #6
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I salute you good sir. Not only a successful brew but one which pleases the lady of the house. Good work.

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Interesting choice for a first batch. Whatever gave you the inspiration to throw in grapefruit?

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She likes grapefruit and brown sugar, so I was aiming to please.

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grats, well done :cheers:

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Congratulations. I can only hope that I can say the same in a few weeks.

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