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Old 01-26-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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So my first brew has only been carbing in bottles for a week now and I decided to be that guy tonight and open one just to see....oh my gosh it was amazing! Can't wait for it to get further along.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:41 AM   #2
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Congrats! Looks good. Welcome to the obsession. PS try to let the rest age a couple more weeks and then another couple days in fridge.


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Old 01-26-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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Congrats! Looks good. Welcome to the obsession. PS try to let the rest age a couple more weeks and then another couple days in fridge.
Oh I know. I just HAD to try one
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:44 AM   #4
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Congrats! It's a great feeling knowing you crafted something great. Welcome to the addic... I mean hobby!
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:48 AM   #5
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...and I decided to be that guy tonight and open one just to see....
We are all "that guy" at one time or another. Sometimes you just have to have a wee taste to dispel all the beer gremlins whispering in your ear, "You probably ruined it. I bet it's awful." Just remember not to feed them after midnight--aw heck! Go ahead.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Looks really good, nice and clear. My first one is a IPA and its pretty cloudy. I couldnt wait the full 2 weeks either. After 2 weeks I have maybe 24 beers left lol...congrats!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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What's this nonsense about waiting two weeks? I've never made it that long before cracking one open, and I can't seem to fill my pipeline fast enough that I'm not eager to try my latest beer. I'm bottling an IPA next weekend (Green Flash West Coast clone), and I'm gonna try really hard to hold out at least two weeks before trying one of those.

Looks good...I like that glass too!
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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I drink one a week after bottling just to see how the process is going and to ensure that I didn't over carb the beer and create bottle bombs. Yes it does hinder me from having more beer later but oh well.

I drank my Pineapple Ale last night after being bottled for 1 week. This is what I call my accident beer as my efficiency on my first AG was very low so I added pineapple just to add something to it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:18 PM   #9
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Congrats, just think how good that beer is going to be when it actually has some carbonation!

Most say to let the beer condition for 3 weeks. I almost always try one at 2 weeks. Some are carbonated at two weeks and ALL of them are better after 3 weeks.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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As others have said...we've all been "that guy". It will be noticeably better after another couple of weeks.

A pipeline makes waiting a lot easier.

Congrats on your first beer! You did good!


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