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Old 11-10-2010, 01:56 AM   #1
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A week and a half in, took a gravity reading and did a tasting of my first batch today. It is definitely a bit green, but I am so stoked as to how well it already tastes! I already love this hobby.

Before this, I had only done some Mr. Beer batches that I never was too happy with - and that was years ago. I skipped the kit, bought Beer Smith, did some research, and came up with what I think is going to be a pretty darned good Best Better. I am sure it is mostly beginner's luck, but I am still walking on air.

Another four and a half weeks to go until it will be ready to drink, after another week and a half before bottling. I am already counting down the days. Thanks for listening! Needed to share with people who I know would appreciate it.
Coming off of a year long brewing hiatus.

Fermenting: Empty
Conditioning: Empty
Consuming: Water
On Deck: TBD

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Old 11-10-2010, 02:06 AM   #2
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Congrats!!!! Regardless how early in the process, the taste of your own homebrew in progress is always wonderful. Be patient and let that baby come of age and then post up a review!

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Old 11-10-2010, 02:43 AM   #3
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The hardest part of home brewing is having the patience to let the beer age a bit. You have got to be feeling great about your brew. Give yourself a pat on the back!!

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Old 11-10-2010, 03:20 PM   #4
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Bah! I say drink a few as it matures! I tasted a stout that I bottled 1 week ago and it was fairly well carbed and delicious (Although I admit it was oaking in a secondary for a few weeks...)

Anyway, you will appreciate the flavor changes if you sample once or twice a week.

And congrats, it's probably NOT first time luck. It's not that hard to make a pretty good beer if you understand a few basics.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:04 PM   #5
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nice! It is truely amazing how the beer changes with time. In even as little as a week the beer can take on big changes! Waiting is so hard, but so worth it! I wait a minimum of 8 weeks for my beers now.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:27 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by MasterWan View Post
Waiting is so hard, but so worth it!
+1 Although tasting along the way is an excellent learning process

Congrats on your first "I CAN'T WAIT TO DRINK THIS" brew

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