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Old 07-12-2006, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Pics of my first attempt at brewing.

http://community.webshots.com/album/552170664UgVfgm

Just click play. It's a slideshow of this last Saturday.
I made a Brown ale and I think it came out good. It wasn't all that difficult and I had time enough to transition smoothly from one part to the next. It was a blast!
Can't wait to taste!


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Old 07-12-2006, 12:56 AM   #2
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That was real nice How did you waterproof the probe? Or was it already waterproof?

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Old 07-12-2006, 01:01 AM   #3
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Hey,

Pretty good to try grain with the first brew!

Groovy.

I am sure it will kick ass.

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Hey,

Pretty good to try grain with the first brew!

Groovy.

I am sure it will kick ass.

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When my friend and I made our first it was like... "Hey lets toss some grain in...."........ "Ah.... ok...."
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:07 AM   #5
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I still haven't used grain....
I started 15 years ago, and have averaged about 1 batch a year. (extract)
Now I am settled, I will do more - and will do an AG batch within a few weeks.

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Pretty cool Bro!

I hadn't brewedin about 5 years since the last time, and I recently started again. I am ate up with it pretty bad now. I have brewed three in the last six weeks and hopefully I'll get a couple more done this week and can slow down, and drink some soon!
It is a good time brewing, for me anyhow. I'm sure "your" beer is gonna kick some a$$!!

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Old 07-12-2006, 02:13 AM   #7
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I am looking forward to brewing some AG's in the next few weeks...
and have my secondaries all filled in an effort to have a good stock of properly
aged beers as well.
We'll see how my patience holds...
15 years ago, I only had a small shop to go to & Papazian's book....now with
the internet & several more books this is even more fun than I remember!

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That was real nice How did you waterproof the probe? Or was it already waterproof?
The probe is waterproof all on it's own. It's basically just your run of the mill kitchen probe thermometer;14 bucks at walmart. I get more use out of that thing than any other piece of equipment in my kitchen. It's nice because I just toss the probe in with the sanitizer and then all I have to do when I'm ready is plug it into the gauge and toss it in the pot. It also helped me realize what temp the water should be at a rolling boil and kept me from having troubles with any boilovers. 214.3 is the magic number on this particular brew. Any higher and I started to have foam.
And as far as the grains go, I was going to originally do just the extract but someone on the board suggested some grains that would help out with the Brown ale theme. I figured, why not? Get a bag, put the grains in and steep them at 150-155 for 30 minutes. I am hoping it pays off. I can tell you it added a really rich caramel color to the brew. I am going to sneak a taste when I rack to secondary this weekend. I just hope I didn't screw up and contaminate something. I was more careful with this than with just about anything else I have ever done


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Looks good Dan... keep us updated.

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uh-oh.... did you pour that wort through the strainer while it was still piping hot?

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