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Old 06-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #61
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Mine was a can simply labelled "Dogbolter." It had the hops already mixed in, and came with a dry yeast pack. This was around 1989.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #62
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Back in the late 80's Papazian's book was about all I had, and my first beer was a simple extract pale ale attempt. I don't even remember the yeast or any details. I do remember that when I went to stick the airlock in the top of the bucket, I tried to force it and the grommet fell in the wort. I panicked and stuck my arm in there and grabbed it. I was sure it was ruined. Anyway, it being my first beer I designed a label and called it "Arm Sweat Ale", bottled it up and served it. My memory was it was pretty good, and my friends all laughed and drank it. No infection! Must have had a pretty clean arm. B-Brite was all I had to clean or sanitize anything in those days.



 
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:20 PM   #63
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Back in the late 80's Papazian's book was about all I had, and my first beer was a simple extract pale ale attempt. I don't even remember the yeast or any details. I do remember that when I went to stick the airlock in the top of the bucket, I tried to force it and the grommet fell in the wort. I panicked and stuck my arm in there and grabbed it. I was sure it was ruined. Anyway, it being my first beer I designed a label and called it "Arm Sweat Ale", bottled it up and served it. My memory was it was pretty good, and my friends all laughed and drank it. No infection! Must have had a pretty clean arm. B-Brite was all I had to clean or sanitize anything in those days.
Nice! You know, I think there is something lost from those days. The internet is both a blessing and a curse... if you had had HBT at the time you would have been all over the forum, "Did my nasty arm ruin my beer?! HELP ME NOW!" (Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but we have all seen those posts). We had Papazian, our LHBS and maybe a few friends in local clubs... we shared ideas in a very outlaw/underground community kind of way. In some ways the beer now may be better, but I still get nostalgic...
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:25 PM   #64
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Brewers best robust porter kit. Came with canned LME. Came out meh but I have been hooked ever since.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:32 PM   #65
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I only primary fermented for 10 days and then bottled. I also fermented too warm but the beer came out good for a first attempt! All 50 bottles were gone in 2 weeks!
haha same exact experience...really like that brown
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #66
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Mine was Brandon O's Graff. It came out pretty delicious, used some local organic cider! I was scared I was going to be banned from homebrewing because of the multiple boil overs on our new glass top stove! It may of worked in my favor since the wife approved the purchase of a turkey fryer for some good outdoor full boil action!

 
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:32 PM   #67
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1982. $6 bought 2 cans, 1 5# bag of sugar, and made 10 gallons. Makes a decent beer. I can still find the cans in the local grocery stores but they are $7 now.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:39 PM   #68
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On a side note my first beer ever was a Miller High Life tall boy. The high life will always have a place in my heart
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #69
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6 lbs of Amber DME, 2 oz Cascade, 2 oz of Centennial, and a smack pack of 1968. Recipe was out of Papazian's Complete Joy of Homebrewing, but I added extra everything.

 
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Nice! You know, I think there is something lost from those days. The internet is both a blessing and a curse... if you had had HBT at the time you would have been all over the forum, "Did my nasty arm ruin my beer?! HELP ME NOW!" (Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but we have all seen those posts). We had Papazian, our LHBS and maybe a few friends in local clubs... we shared ideas in a very outlaw/underground community kind of way. In some ways the beer now may be better, but I still get nostalgic...
Ha! No doubt, it was different then, totally agree.



 
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