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...