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Old 12-27-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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just had my first of many brew days to come and i am already addicted...thanks to everyone on this site for all the great info!!

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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many years of enjoyment are headed your way.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:36 AM   #3
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Congrats!

Keep your fermentation temperature under control, give the yeast time to do its thing (usually at least 3 weeks in primary before bottling, and then 3 weeks minimum in the bottle to carbonate). Patience is going to be the hardest part. Seems like a great time to get your second batch in the fermenter

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:08 AM   #4
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Yeah i made two batches...got the one gallon kit from northern brewer and an.extra fermenter...figured one gallon at a time would go pretty fast

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:22 AM   #5
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one gallon?!? time to get a few dozen more going... congrats on making the plunge and making your own. the most addictive, rewarding hobby i can think of
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:20 AM   #6
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I've thought about switching to 1 gallon batches just so I could brew every weekend. But considering the time savings between 1 gallon and 5 gallon isn't a whole lot, my wife would never had it. I'm lucky she lets me get away with a double header once a month.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:24 AM   #7
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Once you get the hang of it, go for 5 gallons at a time. Build your pipe line up. And do not forget to brew something your wife would like.

 
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