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Old 05-24-2007, 04:29 AM   #1
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I opened up my first bottle of the beer I brewed a few weeks ago. It is just a really simple extract porter (I figured start small) and it has a slight ester taste to it (not quite banana taste, but a bit fruity), but I didn't read my directions and pitched the yeast at 90 degrees, so I am surprised it isn't worse.

Anyhow, it ended up at 4.6%, a very nice dark brown, and the head was just off white and died off pretty quick, but it is still very well carbonated.

This was an extra 12 oz. bottle I had laying around, and the rest are in 22s, so I'll let them sit another week until I tear into them, but it is totally drinkable now!

I'm so happy! And my wit already is starting to kick off some great smells (it is only 4 days into fermentation and so it has a ways to go)

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.

 
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:34 AM   #2
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Congratulations.

Ain't nothin like a home grown buzz.

Suggestion. Take three or four of those 22 Oz bottles and hide them.

Then get to brewing your next batches and do the same with all of them.

Imagine openning the fridge this winter and having 5, 6 or 7 different beers to choose from that are all aged to perfection.

Trust me on this one.

 
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:37 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by BierMuncher
Congratulations.

Ain't nothin like a home grown buzz.

Suggestion. Take three or four of those 22 Oz bottles and hide them.

Then get to brewing your next batches and do the same with all of them.

Imagine openning the fridge this winter and having 5, 6 or 7 different beers to choose from that are all aged to perfection.

Trust me on this one.
I'm almost ahead of you. I plan on saving 3 of each that I make and hiding them away with my bottles of Vertical Epic in my secret spot where nobody would accidentally drink them and so I can see how well they age.

Plus, in winter, the temperatures are almost perfect to brew in San Diego, so I doubt I'll be letting up.

 
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:56 AM   #4
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congrats brotha!!! Its nice to enjoy the fruits of your labor. I always try and have some brew on hand for BREWDAY.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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Yes! Hopefully I will be in your shoes in a few weeks time, drinking something that resembles beer...Congratulations!

 
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