I just couldn't wait any longer. I brewer a red ale brewers best kit the last week of june, ferement 12 days in primary a week in secondary with gelatin and it has been 2.5 weeks in the bottles. I dropped one in the fridge at lunch and just couldnt help my self last night.
It was really good, better than I thought I could make. I was carbed fairly well, I think another week would help it, but if thats all it carbed I would be happy. I was real carefull pouring it, as I didnt want to stir up any of the sediment. I poured really slow so I didnt get much of a head on it. The next one Ill pour a bit faster and see what I get. It cleared really well I used Irish moss and gelatin. The color was a nice amber, nice aroma, and a clean red beer taste, no off flavors at all ( for my first I was really surprized).
I poured the beer, took a picture (which I wll post later), then took my first sip. The family asked how it was and I think I was too exited to taste it, so I had to take another sip. It was really good.
I let my wife try it next. Shes not a beer drinker, if she does have a beer its a mic ultra and thats maybe once or twice a year. She smelled it and says "well it smell like beer", takes a cautious sip, then says " its actually pretty good, then takes a few more swigs. She has supportive of this hobby and actually bought me the kit when I asked for it, but I think she was leary of how it would turn out.
The conversation quickly turned to what was next as I dont think this one is going to last long. I think we decided on a vinilla cream ale.
I have some edworts ready to be bottled next weekend also.
Life is good...