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Old 02-26-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default What was your first brew?

After a quick search I couldn't find anything, so I thought that I would ask.

My first brew was a can and kilo Munton's Wheat beer kit that my SWMBO bought for me. She didn't know the monster she was creating . After I finished fermenting it, I concluded that it wasn't the worst beer I had ever had, but it wasn't the best either.

What was everyone's first brew here?

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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True brew porter kit. Yummy still drinkin it. Just started brewing this year and I'm hooked. Got another batch in bottles, another in the primary, and anther in the mail. Cheers!

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:16 AM   #3
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First beer was a Scottish Ale kit from Midwest. It was ok. The Scottish I have on tap at home is much better.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:17 AM   #4
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Brewer's Best Dunkelweizen, and sadly I gave away most of it due to the taste. It was before I knew what green beer was.....
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:19 AM   #5
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Brewer's Best American Wheat - it came with my start up kit. It was drinkable and I was hooked.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:25 AM   #6
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First brew was a honey porter kit from the LHBS... Tweaked it right off the bat to get more ABV in it (I thought 4.2% was weak for a solid porter )... Came out really good, so I've been going ever since... That was mid-November of 2010... Of course, I started another brew within a few days of the first one... Then I had a brain fart and brewed two that are just not in bottles, or carbonating (started in December, but took a lot longer than I had originally planned)...

I do think brewing is a "gateway" item for fermenting... That is, once you've tasted what someone else has made, that's not beer... I made the 'mistake' of trying the person who works at the LHBS's mead... Not even a week later I was starting my initial batches (still in process)... I don't plan on making wine anytime soon. Mostly because I don't think I can make it to my own standards... I also don't drink enough to make it worth doing... Plus, it would probably be years before it was to the point where it would be ready to drink... If I don't forget about it completely... At least with beer, most of the time, it's ready to drink within 6-8 weeks from boil... Mead is usually at least 6-12 months.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:29 AM   #7
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I honestly can not remember what my first brew was. That sucks.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:52 AM   #8
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First brew was an extract with specialty grains from my LHBS. It was a kit, Northern Alt-Sposure, and damn it's good! I was hoping I could bring a case for my annual ice fishing trip next weekend but might be a few short.

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Brewers Best, IPA.
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Honey Amber Ale Kit from Midwest. Good stuff. Just finished the last of it off last week! Now I have 10 more batches to work on drinking!

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