I'm hooked. I've made my first brew from a bitter kit and that's it. Hooked I tell you.
The trouble is that I'm a bit impatient...
I started a brew 3 weeks ago. It spent 2 weeks in the fermenting bin and I siphoned it into a keg last weekend. I've been sneaking little tastes and it's not bad considering I followed the kit instructions.. should I wait some more?
The kit instructions said ferment for 5 days and then bottle for 2 weeks... but I fermented for 2 weeks and kegged for 5 days... and now I can't stop drinking the stuff.. it tastes nice, but will it get any better?? Am I damaging the secondary fermentation by drawing off the odd couple of pints? (I'm not opening the top of the keg, just using the CO2 to push it out..)
I've now gone out and bought Charlie Papazian's book, read it from cover to cover and just been to my local HB store to get loads of quality ingredients.. can't wait to taste the next one!!
Thanks for any responses