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Old 04-16-2011, 05:32 AM   #1
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do you folks recommend starting my second batch without knowing how my first turned out? Obviously, the big pro argument is that I'll get more beers faster. The big con is that I might still not know what I am doing

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:43 AM   #2
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Yes, I recommend it. Beer isn't THAT difficult to make drinkable, nor are the ingredients prohibitively expensive.

If you can afford to make another batch before the current one is ready to drink, then go for it. Otherwise, you'll (probably) be kicking yourself 6-8 weeks later when you realize your beer is pretty damn tasty.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:46 AM   #3
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I think you will probably get a resounding yes. I started my second two weeks after the first and was more than happy with both. If you followed your instructions you will make beer. Plus the more you make the better you will get. Pick out something you like to drink and get brewing. By the time your first batch is done you can be drinking it and critiquing it while you are brewing your third.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:46 AM   #4
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Absolutely... I had four batches going before I could drink my first... get to it.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:51 AM   #5
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if you recorded your every step during your first brew, then you can make a second brew.
expect a less than par brew, and you may be surprised when it turns out good...
if ya don't toss dirt into the first one, it should turn out drinkable...
if ya went by the directions given (assuming a box or can) you will be fine..
if the water is crap, your beer will be swill (budweiser)...
if you pee in it, it may taste like piss (budweiser)....
your last verse in the mantra:
give it time
don't second it too soon, don't bottle it too soon, don't drink it too soon...
too many dont's?
DO love your brew
DO take your time
DO try some from the carboy from time to time
DO do it again!
hope some of this helped... if not.. then i'll just go back to brewing...

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Old 04-16-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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I did four before I even tasted my first one...

get brewing...

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Old 04-16-2011, 01:20 PM   #7
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Do you have enough bottles for the second batch?
If you do, then I would certainly start another batch.
If you don't, I would buy some more bottles (either filled or unfilled) until you have enough bottles to maintain a pipeline.

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Old 04-16-2011, 01:24 PM   #8
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Yep, keep them in the pipeline. Getting ready to brew my third batch tomorrow... weather permitting and I haven't even been able to try the first batch yet lol. It's a fun process isn't it?

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Old 04-16-2011, 02:05 PM   #9
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Yep, keep them in the pipeline. Getting ready to brew my third batch tomorrow... weather permitting and I haven't even been able to try the first batch yet lol. It's a fun process isn't it?
Haha, me too, although it may be today, trying to get a better handle on the weather to determine if I will be able to go MX tomorrow or not. My first has been bottled for a week after 3 weeks in the primary and 2 in the secondary and I need the primary that batch two has been in for the last 3 weeks. It's just a cream ale and I can't decide to rack it or bottle it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #10
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Brewing another one immediately and another one immediately after that will make it easier and easier to be patient with'em, which is what I remember being the most difficult thing to do. Plus, I mean, more beer faster. Do it, brew more, now, no really, stop reading this and go start sanitizing. Cheers.

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