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Old 02-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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I just had to come on and share this because you all are about the only ones that can relate to my excitement as a first timer.

I brewed the brewer's best amber kit on Jan. 21st and just got around to taking a gravity reading this morning. So it's been in primary for just under 3 weeks at about 59-61 degrees at this point.

My OG was 1.050, almost dead on with the kit's target OG.
First gravity reading today was at 1.010, which is a bit under what the kit's target FG is. So assuming its done fermenting, and I did the calculations right, I'm sitting at about 5.25 ABV which is the high side of the kits expected ABV.

Its a beautiful shade of amber, and even warm and flat my god was it delicious! I had to stop myself from drinking the whole sample because I had to work. But wow what a rush knowing I made that!

I'm going to take another gravity reading Friday, and if its consistent I was hoping to bottle on Sunday.

I think I'm hooked...



 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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welcome to the obsession.



 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Looks like you nailed it the first time out! Welcome to the OCD party!
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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Bottling went great, I came out at almost exactly 2 cases, and marked and saved the very first bottle I filled as my "first beer". (thanks to SWMBO for that awesome idea)
Already got the next kit on the way (NB chinook IPA) along with a 6 gallon better bottle. My curiosity got to me and I really wanna to see what's going on in the PF next time.
I can't wait to crack one open!

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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Welcome and congrats on your first brew!

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:55 PM   #6
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Well done!



 
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