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Old 07-28-2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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Was AWESOME!

Well here is the pictures for my first brew, refrigerated and out of the keg. I force carbonated this baby so that I may enjoy it in a reasonable amount of time. I also bottled 4 16oz bottles of this as well. They are hidden in a dark recess of my home. I am very please with this beer. It tasted great! I am posting pics so that I may better understand 'LACING'. I have no idea what good or bad lacing is but I hope some more experienced people can help me figure this out.

Here are the pics.....
The sky was perfect for these pictures!













What do you guys think about the head and such. I really need more experienced eyes looking at it and helping me out.

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:41 AM   #2
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It looks great. You'll always remember your first.



 
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:01 AM   #3
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Nice looking beer there. Great looking evening, too!

As far as lacing is concerned... Not quite sure what you're looking for. The lacing is the thin whips left over on the glass from the head left over from the head.

What makes up "good" and "bad" lacing is a question of style. But generally speaking, you're looking for just a touch at every level of the glass after every swallow taken from the beer. Ideally, if you finish a glass in 10 swallows, you should have 10 partial rings. That's not to say you have to, but it's a good rule of thumb. Having said that, certain detergents while washing glasses may resist the lacing process.

Based on your pics, I'd say the lacing on this brew is pretty solid. Nice job.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:18 AM   #4
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I remember that moment. Made me want to stand out on my porch and scream at the top of my lungs "I MADE BEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR!"

 
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:21 AM   #5
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Congrats on your first born!

 
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:25 AM   #6
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I remember that moment. Made me want to stand out on my porch and scream at the top of my lungs "I MADE BEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR!"

Man it is a GREAT thing. I am not sure if I can even get to sleep tonight. All that is in my head is the question of what my next batch will be!
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:20 AM   #7
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Man it is a GREAT thing. I am not sure if I can even get to sleep tonight. All that is in my head is the question of what my next batch will be!
There was your rookie mistake. By the time you opened the first bottle of your first batch, the question in your head should be what your fourth batch will be because you should've already brewed your second and third by now!

 
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:34 AM   #8
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There was your rookie mistake. By the time you opened the first bottle of your first batch, the question in your head should be what your fourth batch will be because you should've already brewed your second and third by now!
Funny you say that because I've brewed my first and second batches and know exactly what my third and fourth batches will be.

Still waiting a few weeks to bottle my first.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:53 AM   #9
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Zaius!! Congrats!!

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Old 07-28-2010, 01:44 PM   #10
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Great looking pics...

Good lacing is when the foam really clings on to the side of the glass and you have to rinse off your glass pretty much right away. Not all beer styles will have this, but that's usually what's referred to as good lacing.

If you brew a style that's supposed to have good lacing, but instead it dissipates, it's usually because you have a gusher, dirty glass, or the beer is not ready to drink.

From the looks of your pics, I'd say you have pretty good lacing...



 
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