Ok so I've been hanging around this forum for a few months now absorbing all,the information I can. Great information from a bunch of wise people.
Just did my first brew, and you would expect that I coud have at
Least followed a few basic intructions. That together with the great information I have gotten from this group should have made for an awesome first batch of ale.
The beer is Dead Ringer extract kit,and I used a smack pack of wyeast 3191. I received 3 packs of this yeast from NB and one of the packs was already fully expanded when I got it. Made my starter late, started it about 24 hours before brew time.
Did not follow the instructions to remove the brew pot from the heat before adding the malt. Well of course the malt sank right to the bottom and Scorched.
After pitching the suspisious yeast starter, I realized I did not take an initial hydrometer reading.
Sweated it out for the first 48 hours in the fermenter and then the fun bagan with a ferocious fementation. the 6 gal. Better bottle was rocking and rolling for two days. It's settled dowown quite a bit now and most everything has settled to the bottom. So Iam hopeful that if I follow the rest of the directions better, I still might get beer!
Whether it comes out great or not, I'm hooked