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Old 02-16-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
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heh, mine was due in friday; i was so excited, i even took the day off so i could sanitize/clean everything, make a starter, and be ready for brewing on sunday/monday.

well FedEx decided that it was a great idea to postpone deliver until tuesday; so here i sit today, waiting to go home and pick up that good o'le kit. now i'll be forced to attempt my first brew on a thursday night

^^if this is not recommended, someone please inform me :lol:

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Old 02-16-2010, 04:03 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the encouragement guys. I guess I really need to learn a little patience anyways if I am getting into this hobby huh?

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Old 02-16-2010, 04:12 PM   #13
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If you are very impatient ( like me) get another kit SOON and another and another etc...I do not necessarily get impatient waiting to DRINK the beer ( not a big drinker) but I LOVE fiddling with stuff so I am as happy brewing...racking...cleaning...building whatever as long as I have SOMETHING brewing related to do..... I have brewed 3 AG batches in the last 7 days and plan another for this sunday with some company interested in seeing the process.

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:47 PM   #14
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heh, mine was due in friday; i was so excited, i even took the day off so i could sanitize/clean everything, make a starter, and be ready for brewing on sunday/monday.

well FedEx decided that it was a great idea to postpone deliver until tuesday; so here i sit today, waiting to go home and pick up that good o'le kit. now i'll be forced to attempt my first brew on a thursday night

^^if this is not recommended, someone please inform me :lol:
depending on your equipment, It might be wise to wait and do it on saturday.

granted, I've only done two batches. I do a full boil stove top, and I don't have a wort chiller. I can achieve a good rolling boil with my stove, but it does take a fair bit of time to get it going and it takes a good while for the wort to chill. I didnt time my first batch, but I was up rather late waiting for the wort to cool enough to add to my fermenter and pitch the yeast. The second batch, this past saturday, was started at 1 PM. after steeping the grains, achieving boil and boiling for 1 hour and letting the wort cool, it was after 7 before I pitched the yeast. if you start on a weeknight, it could cause a very late night.
now if you have a propane burner and a good wort chiller, this could significantly reduce the time it takes to boil and chill the wort and a thursday night brew might be more realistic.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:52 PM   #15
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Patience is something that I have never had the chance to experience!

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:58 PM   #16
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Quote: "I guess I really need to learn a little patience anyways if I am getting into this hobby huh?"

+1, and sanitation!

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Old 02-16-2010, 07:02 PM   #17
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #18
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I have never had the patience to learn patience.

For a first brew, I would not recommend brewing unless you have a good 4-6 hours to do it in. It may not take that long but you cannot enjoy the process if you feel rushed!
Take your time to brew and take notes! In the end you will be happy you did! IMHO

As far as the weather, what is the deal? Here in Portland if we get just a dusting it seems like the entire city shuts down. I have to admit though, it is nice to see the two snowplows the city seems to have keeping the major highways clear. I love having to chain up to get to the highway then de-chain to go across town just to chain back up to get off the highway!
Sorry for the off-topic rant, I guess we all have our weather burdens to bear!

Keep brewing!

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:30 PM   #19
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FedEx is OFFICIALLY the WORST company in the entire world!! My package still did not get delivered AGAIN today! They said that if I wanted to I could stick around my office until 7:30pm and the package would get delivered then. You have to be kidding right? I asked if I could just go and pick it up and they said I could but I wouldn't be able to do so until late tonight or possibly tommorow. Since I live in the country and work in the city the FedEx hub is about an hour away from where I live.

What a freakin joke! FedEx SUCKS!

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