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Old 10-30-2005, 07:36 AM   #1
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Cracked open a couple bottles from my first batch of homebrew. A bit drier than I would have liked, but definitely more refined than Budweiser. I think I have an addictive hobby now.

 
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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Congrats! I just passed tha milestone Thursday night-mine was a little dry also, so maybe they will mellow out? I didn't mind that much though, as the overall flavor was great. My second went into the primary last night. I was able to brew my own beer while drinking my own beer! that was a treat...
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:14 PM   #4
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welcome to the dark side :~)
do you extract, extract w/ some grain, or all-grain?
maybe try a diffreent yeast next time that doesn't ferment so dry.

happy brewing!
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Old 10-30-2005, 03:42 PM   #5
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To expand on Deroux's post, did you use extract + sugar as some kits recommend? That will definitely result in a dry beverage as the sugar adds zero body. In that particular case you can replace the sugar addition with more extract.

 
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:32 PM   #6
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welcome to the dark side :~)
do you extract, extract w/ some grain, or all-grain?
maybe try a diffreent yeast next time that doesn't ferment so dry.

happy brewing!

I'm a newbie, so it's all extract. 3.3 # of a liquid"kit", 2# Munton's DME, 1 package Munton's dry yeast.

 
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:02 PM   #7
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Fermentation....
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:00 AM   #8
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Welcome to the machine. You'll find that the taste of your beer will change almost daily. Beer is magic in that way. One word of warning: you'll ruin yourself for drinking Bud and the other big ones really quick. Drink your own beer for a while and the others just won't compare.
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:41 PM   #9
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Welcome to the club, eastwood Coffee and donuts are in the back.
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