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Old 11-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Cracked open my very first small batch of beer this last weekend and I must say I was VERY pleased with the way it turned out! Carbonation seemed perfect, color was good, very hoppy yet very smooth.

Brewed from an extract kit (1.25 gallons, 12 bottles) and instead of dry hopping with the calypso pellet hops it came with, I used an ounce of fresh citra hops.

New batches to be made soon!

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Now get yourself some 5 gallon batch equipment and brew 50 bottles at a time!
Next up: Amber Ale
Primary 1&2: 90 Min IPA clone
Primary 3&4: Belgian Wit
Keg #1: White Mosaic Pale Ale
Keg #2: Empty
Drinking: Amber Ale, White Mosaic Pale Ale

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Congratulations on a successful first batch!
Primary: Belgian Chocolate Stout
Secondary: Empty
Bottled: Pumpkin Ale, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk Stout, Captain Morgan Oaked Black IPA, Brandon O's Graff, Gingerbread Spiced Brown Ale, Honey Bacon Ale

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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Looks good. Good color,nice fine bubbled head. I like the label!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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Looks great, congrats!

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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Wish I had a5 gallon batch of this since it came out good .

I nee too find a mactarnahans "lipstinger" red clone kit. Favorite beer.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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Welcome to the madness. I mean the fun. I mean the fun madness.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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Looks good. I opened the second beer (after 3 weeks in the bottle) last night. I opened the first at two weeks, then the second at three weeks to see what the difference it makes (if any), the difference was astonishing. The beer last night was much better than the one I opened last week. Next week I'll open the third and probabaly put some in the fridge for consumption. It's been hard to wai, but I think it will be well worth the wait. Once I get the first batch in the pipeline, I've got three more batches right behind it so it looks like 2013 will be a very happy new year!
Happy Brewing Y'all!
Drinking: Natty Greene Nut Brown Ale,Albert's Atomic Altbier, Cowgirl Honey Light

Carbonating/Conditioning:Chocolate Porter, Old Devil Nut Brown Ale, Cape Fear Pale Ale Classic American Light1776 Lager
Fermenting: Diablo IPA, Black Forest Stout, Hellfire Red Ale
On Deck: Bewitched Amber Ale

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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Now you're going to find yourself dreaming of that next batch, putting brew toys on your Christmas wishlist and pelting everyone with beer facts. You'll find a way to pepper conversations with words like lovibond, saccharomyces, and oxidation. You have been bitten, welcome to world of the brewing fanatic.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by JuiceyJay View Post
Wish I had a5 gallon batch of this since it came out good .
Ahh... A natural progression my friend. At some point you ask yourself the question, "If I have to dedicate a day to brewing, I should brew as much as I can, right"? For me, it was 5 gallon then 10 gallons and now I'm trying to adjust my setup for 20 gallons. Anyway, it looks great. Congrats!
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