Originally Posted by grimstuff
In retrospect, I highly recommend letting this one sit for at least 3 weeks after bottling. Not sure if I'd make it again, being that I'm moving into all-grain, and there are tons of other beers i want to make, but as a first beer I couldn't be more pleased. Everyone who's tasted it says it's great. It was a good confidence-booster to continue brewing.
Glad to hear you've had great reception! I hope for the same. I can tell tasting it during bottling that it'll need to condition for a bit to really turn good. That's why I sealed the boxes to keep myself out of it! lol. The one I left out was the final bottle I made and was a spare red stripe bottle I had floating about.
I ordered the Liberty Cream Ale from Midwest last night and also the Black Dog Ale. Those will be my next brews. I haven't decided if I'm going to run them concurrently or not yet.