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  • Well I love beer. As I'm sure this was the first step in almost every home brewers guide to home brewing. From there it was, I bet I can upgrade from drinking Keystone (I'm a college student still) and still save money. Thus a challenge was formed in my head to save money and drink beer, not too mention show off the beer to my poor college buddies. Also my gf disapproved so naturally I bought my equipment that day. I'm currently just rolling with a basic setup, 5gal brew pot, propane tank and burner, 6.5gal carboy with rubber stopper and airlock, and bottling bucket.
  • Some kind of stout... Or maybe a light pale ale with some lime flavor for the summer.
  • American Amber Ale
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  • Posted in thread: 15 gallons went down the drain today :( on 06-04-2010 at 01:02 AM
    I feel you... Not 15gal, but my first batch smelled and tasted horrible! We'll see if the
    bottles do anything, but I'm not optimistic. It had a thin film on it also.

  • Posted in thread: First bottling questions on 06-03-2010 at 06:54 PM
    You shouldn't boil the caps because it could damage the seal on them. Just make a bowl of star
    san and get them soaking before you start bottling.

  • Posted in thread: Hey, Revvy's right on 06-03-2010 at 03:38 PM
    I will have to keep a couple 12oz bottles next time.This is my plan. I bought a bunch of 22oz
    bottles and a case of 12oz... that way I can taste test the the 12oz ones and waste just a
    little bit less...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your BIG ONE... on 06-03-2010 at 03:36 PM
    This thread is awesome... I would flip if something like that happened.... especially cause I'm
    fermenting in a huge cooler in the living room of my apartment.

  • Posted in thread: First Brew... /sigh on 06-03-2010 at 02:56 PM
    Great advice guys!! I'm already in preparation for my next batch. I'll let maybe half the
    bottles sit for a long time if the taste doesn't shape up, but probably dump half of them in
    with a month to f...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew... /sigh on 06-02-2010 at 10:29 PM
    Well I went to bottle my first brew today. It was a American Amber Ale extract
    kit. When I took a hydro reading and tasted it back after about 1.5weeks in fermenter it tasted
    a little sou...

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Extract on 06-02-2010 at 05:39 PM
    Perfect thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Vanilla Extract on 06-02-2010 at 04:41 PM
    Ok, I have been searching around the forums for a long time now (my boss must really hate this
    forum). I am going to bottle my first brew today and have been looking at what to brew next. I
    think I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: What to do when you have to bottle 360 beers? on 05-27-2010 at 05:28 PM
    holy bottles... unreal amount of beer... special occasion? or just a bulk brewer?

  • Posted in thread: fermenting in warm temps? on 05-26-2010 at 03:27 PM
    That's what she said?haha... I use a huge 120qt coleman cooler. My apartment is sitting around
    80 and I just throw a frozen L container in there about twice a day. My 120qt cooler is
    excessively big, ...