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Old 11-07-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Well, it’s finished. Today’s session of home brewing beer all by my lonesome (brewed before once or twice with friends, but this is the first that I can call my own). Thought I might share some pics and the recipe (thanks to BierMuncher for the starting point!) Anyone know what style this is going to turn out to be?:

Centennial Blonde Partial Mash
4.00 lb Dark Malt Extract (Dry)
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Crystal Malt (20.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (55 min)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (35 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.05 oz Fresh Cascade (10 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min)
1 Pkgs Muntons Gold Yeast

Original Gravity Reading: 1.031

Soaking the grain.


Pic of some fresh hops that I got straight from the vine.


Sanitize sanitize sanitize!


I also did the pot of wort in the sink with ice method. Then I took some water that I had boiled then frozen the night before and dumpted it in the wort. I think it cooled it to about 70 degrees in about 3 minutes! AMAZING!

The fermenter doing it’s thing.

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Old 11-08-2008, 12:40 AM   #2
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Did you only use fresh hops? How did you figure how much you needed with them still wet?

Looks nice though.

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Did you only use fresh hops? How did you figure how much you needed with them still wet?

Looks nice though.
Nope, did not use only fresh (see the recipe I posted in the main post above). It was mainly for aroma hopping. I know, it's my first beer and already I'm effin with the recipe. I tasted it briefly from when I took the gavaty reading....funky and hopy so I think it'll turn out as a interesting first brew, which is what I'm aiming for.

I was sitting down talking to my fried on the phone about how I'm worried about the yeast, and right then and there the ferm lock bubbled! I let out a HUGE victory chear! Then it bubbled again! Another chear shot out from my mouth! We're on our way to beer!!!!
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...Then it bubbled again! Another chear shot out from my mouth! We're on our way to beer!!!!
The purity of that statement is so fundamentally wonderful.
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Here's the air lock bubbling away!

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I was sitting down talking to my fried on the phone about how I'm worried about the yeast, and right then and there the ferm lock bubbled! I let out a HUGE victory chear! Then it bubbled again! Another chear shot out from my mouth! We're on our way to beer!!!!

With your handle, I couldn't help but get a mental picture of your victory cheer.

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Bwahahaha! Nice one, Fingers!

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The only thing I might have changed would be having more extract since 1.031 is fairly low. However it should make a good session beer. Congrats on your first homebrew.

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The only thing I might have changed would be having more extract since 1.031 is fairly low. However it should make a good session beer. Congrats on your first homebrew.
Ya, the original recipe said 4.5lbs of DME and I went with 4lbs only to cut costs slightly.
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