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Old 10-09-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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WOOT! My first brewing attempt has been a success!

I jumped right in with all grain brewing and made a nut brown ale. I made all sorts of mistakes, but the wisdom on here told me to just let it sit and it will be fine.

Some of my mistakes: did my entire boil lid on, let my wort chill at room temp (took 4.5 hours), fermented the first day at about 78 before moving to a water bath to drop temp.

Per recommendation of the board, I left it in my primary for 3 weeks, cold crashed and bottled.

I opened my first bottle at 1 week and it definatley tasted "home brewish". Opened another bottle at 2 weeks, improved taste, but cloudy and still slightly off.

I just opened another and the taste is great and clarity is good. It's now a beer I'm proud to serve!

Thanks for all the tips!

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Congrats on your first batch, Cander! What do you want to brew for your second?

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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Congrats on your first batch, Cander! What do you want to brew for your second?
I have Edworts Apfelwine in a carboy for about a month now. But I would not really call that a brew...

Last Sunday was brew day for my first lager. Sam Adams Winter Lager clone. Made some mistakes with my lager (which I've received a lot of help about in another thread). I'm excited about it, though. Not sure how finicky lagers are compared to ales, but knowing the mistakes I made with my first ale, I'm hoping the lager turns out well.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Great news....keep on brewing!

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