What's up everyone.. I have been doing some research and really want to get into this hobby. Just ordered my kit and it came but they forgot my ingredients kit. I think it should be here this weekend. Anyways its aTrue Brew Amber Ale kit. I am really hoping to get a good first batch and do a couple more extract kit before upgrading to grain. I am also in the process of reading "How To Brew". All advice is welcome..
I Have just added some pics of the progress I have made in my 1st week. Feed back will greatly be appreciated.
Here she is.... A week later and I start... with HBT on the back!!!
On the stove top. This electric stove took way too long. will have to deal with it for the next couple batches but I will deff be upgrading to a Propane Burner.
On the Ice bath, This actually worked really well and cooled quicker than I thought. At one point the temp went to the mid 70s right b4 i pitched i brought it back to 90 (is this ok???)
As you can see I made a little mess!!
Trying to maintain upper 60s to lower 70s temp. Started with a fishtank heater which worked ok until I removed it from the water and broke it. Now I am using heat wire which is used to keep pipes from freazing. I got the parts which is sealed inside the water container (not pictured) and its actually working really well.
Also giving my bottles a nice bath to make it easier for de labeling.. I have them in their for close to a week ( since i have to wait anyways) and its working Great
While I wait, I try some diff Beers.. This was a good one
Thank You all for looking...