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Old 11-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default First Brew Success!

So I wanted to see where my first beer was 1 week after bottling, so I grabbed one out of the bin, tossed it in the fridge this morning, poured it into a glass, and I just could not be happier!

The noise it made when I popped the cap was joy itself, that little hiss that says it's carbing up just fine. My ferm room has been a little cool, around 61-63 and I was worried it would carb slow or not at all.

So beer info: Brewer's Best PSA IPA kit, brewed 9/30, primary 1 week, racked to secondary for several weeks, dry hopped, cold crashed and bottled on 11/3. It's holding a nice small head and the clarity is really good. I know I'm probably going a little overboard, but I am just so happy about how this turned out. I can't wait to find out how this changes and develops over time. I bottled a Brewer's Best Imperial Blonde Ale, my second brew, at the same time, so now I have to see where it's at!

Hooked? Oh yea.


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Old 11-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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Congrats on your first brew...sounds like a winner! And trust me, the obsession only gets worse....in a good way!


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Yep. This is the start of a long relationship between you and your future beer!
I'll bet after tasting that first beer you started getting new ideas in your head. What to brew, what to buy....
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Let'em sit in the bin another 2-3 weeks. Then toss some in the fridge for a week. You'll be even more surprised.
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