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Old 05-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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My very first home brew is sitting in a nice, cool, dark corner...waiting to ferment. The whole procedure would have taken about three hours if I hadn't had an unfortunate boil-over, lol! I swore I wouldn't do that. So, all my burner pans and what have you are soaking right now. Might have to go out and buy some steel wool. I hope, hope, hope I didn't screw this up...I was meticulous about cleanliness. I even washed down every horizontal surface in the room with a bleach solution. I think I'll drag a chair over to my carboy and wait and watch...

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Old 05-15-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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congratulations...what did you make, when did you pitch, and did you make a starter? just wondering how long you are going to sit there waiting

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YAY! It's such a good feeling!!!!

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congratulations...what did you make, when did you pitch, and did you make a starter? just wondering how long you are going to sit there waiting
I made an amber ale...the guy at the Wine &Hop shop said it was the best for newbies. I'm not quite understanding your brewmeister lingo, DeathBrewer....what is a starter? The yeast? I used dry yeast which I rehydrated exactly as instructed...and slung the whole lot into the carboy at 12:45 central time, lol! The beer shop guy told me I should upgrade to liquid yeasts when I start getting better at brewing. I am very excited...but I imagine I will have to wait at least twenty-four hours until anything begins to happen.

Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to get pictures up on here...do you have to use photo bucket or some such thing? You wouldn't believe what my stove looks like right now...or maybe you would!
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YAY! It's such a good feeling!!!!
It is! I was feeling sort of nervous but I imagine that's a first time brewer's sort of feeling. Now I know more what to expect. I can't wait for it to be finished!
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It is! I was feeling sort of nervous but I imagine that's a first time brewer's sort of feeling. Now I know more what to expect. I can't wait for it to be finished!
If you're anything like me you won't wait and you'll go on to brewing up the next few just so that you'll have enough delicious beer to drink in the hot summer months. Life without airconditioning is useless without beer.
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Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to get pictures up on here...do you have to use photo bucket or some such thing? You wouldn't believe what my stove looks like right now...or maybe you would!
Right, you have to use photobucket or the like and then just click "insert image" and paste in the url of the photo. Pictures are always appreciated!

On a side note, it's nice to see some more women around here! I'm glad you're here.
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On a side note, it's nice to see some more women around here! I'm glad you're here.
I too was happy to see that I'm not the only woman out there with an interest in brewing. Wish my female friends were interested in brewing... or at very least beer!
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Right, you have to use photobucket or the like and then just click "insert image" and paste in the url of the photo. Pictures are always appreciated!

On a side note, it's nice to see some more women around here! I'm glad you're here.
Thanks, Yooper Chick... I'm glad to be here!
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