First brew night in the books. I joined this forum about a month ago while I was in Afghanistan doing research. Ordered my beginner brew/kegging kit from Midwest and a 3 x faucet keezer kit from KegConnection. Wound up with great deals and customer service on both. I got back to the states 48 hours ago and the Midwest shipment arrived this evening. I have the Ferocious IPA kit in the primary meow without any mishaps to report other than a half measure of vodka going into the primary through the air lock
I'm going to be in and out of the house for the next month so my tentative plan is as follows:
- Rack the IPA into a secondary with the supplied hops 7 days from now
- Brew a pumpkin ale kit from Midwest that same night w/3 x cans of pumpkin rather than the recommended 1
- Keg both the IPA and pumpkin ale 2.5 weeks from that night
I'm going to Mexico after that day and won't be back until after Thanksgiving so that's why the IPA will be in the secondary for an extra week and a half and why I'll be kegging the pumpkin ale straight from the primary. Any thoughts on this? Then will be the long wait until I start pouring... we'll see how long I actually last. I'm going to start an autumn brown ale after I keg those two. Definitely need to invest in an aeration system.... stirring 5 gallons of wort is for the birds after investing in everything I did right off the bat. Thanks for all the info out there.