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Old 06-05-2009, 03:39 AM   #1
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May 2009
Bel Air, MD
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I just finished bottling my first ever brew! Things went smooth enough, for a noob. I left a little beer in the fermentor because I lost my siphon going to the bottling bucket, but I still ended up with two cases plus about half a beer. I've got a long way to go to work out all the kinks, but I took a lot of tips from Revvy's bottling thread. Thanks for that, Revvy

Now I'm looking at brewing a hefe on Saturday. With a little luck, I'll have two different batches of homebrew to take with me to the beach at the end of the month. (Any advice on recipes, or kits?)

Now I just have to wait a few weeks to taste my own beer!
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I didn't even have the decency to thank her! W.C. Fields

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Old 06-05-2009, 04:29 AM   #2
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Mar 2009
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I'd say the hefe idea or a blonde would be great, nice and light and short brew to bottle.

Check out some recipe's on this forum. Biermuncher has a great blonde that is inexpensive and quick turn around. here it is:

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 3.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 16.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 83.3 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.7 %
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (45 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (20 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min) Hops 2.5 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

Glad you are enjoying yourself and WECOME! Have fun at the beach!

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