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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 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....
Let's see if I keep this updated!

On tap
Black Butte clone

In secondary
Pumpkin ale

In primary
Honey wit

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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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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Welcome to the obsession.

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