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Old 02-26-2011, 05:25 AM   #21
Hophazard
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A crappy extract batch that was supposed to be a pale ale, but turned into a crappy malt liquor. It's improved since then! The brewing, not the first batch.

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:35 AM   #22
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First brew was a nut brown ale from a coopers can. Didn't turn out so well, I think it was because we used the yeast that was taped to the kit. It was under attenuated.

Second beer turned out way better, mini-mash red ale.

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:37 AM   #23
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Wilmington, NC
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I still haven't brewed my first batch...i have finally pieced together all the equipment needed, but am now too broke to buy a kit to brew.

LMAO. In the mean time, i'm building a fermentation chamber and stir plate from spare parts i have in the shop.

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:41 AM   #24
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Live Oak Hef Extract clone from AHS
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:44 AM   #25
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True Brew Belgian. Got REALLY drunk with my FIL and brewed for my birthday (almost exactly a year ago!!!)...tasted like nanners
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:50 AM   #26
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Houston, TX
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Belgian Wit kit from Austin Homebrew. In retrospect, I think my first time was actually quite a good brewing session. The beer didn't taste exactly like what I would have expected a witbier to taste like, but it could have been too low of a ferm temp, limiting the Belgian character, and I really didn't get a lot of coriander taste in the beer.

Here's a link to my first brew saga. Hard to believe it was about 9 months ago. Just finished my 4th brew session in January, drinking one right now (blonde ale from Brewing Classic Styles)

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:57 AM   #27
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It was a Nut Brown from Arctic Brewing Supply in Anchorage Alaska. It got me hooked on brewing. That was almost 9 years ago

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:59 AM   #28
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Birmingham, Alabama
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True brew double IPA. That kit comes w/ 7oz of hops! I loved it, even though after brewing a few more batches and reading up a bit, everything I've brewed since has come out better. I'm seriously thinking of ordering that same kit again just to see if I've gotten any better at this whole thing. I've done 9 batches now, and I've got a kit here that's waiting for a fermenter to be free.

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:44 AM   #29
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My first brew was a Williams Brown Ale kit. It's still my best....

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:50 AM   #30
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A clone of my favorite beer in the world. I had no clue that temp. play a part into the taste. Needless to say the esters were so strong it was a banana beeer that became a "I dare you to drink" beer.
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