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Old 02-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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So I just bottled my first batch! Irish red from northern brewer I'm super stoked! I have to admit that was a chore, I'm hoping its worth it. 2 weeks primary 1 week secondary. Can't wait to taste! Now it's the waiting game. Guess I brew another.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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You haven't tasted it yet? I always drink the hydro sample. I think beer tastes pretty good right out of fermenter. Anyway, congrats.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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Nice my first brew was a northern brewer irish red. It came out good! No off flavors, easy to drink. A good first brew. Let it sit at least 2 weeks and enjoy! Let us know how it is!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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Little bottling tip Revvy clued us to: rather than connecting your bottling wand to the long hose and bottling on the floor, use a 1 inch piece of hose to connect the wand directly to the spigot. Put the bottling bucket on a chair on your table or counter. Now you can sit at the table while you bottle. Guaranteed to make you hate bottling 90% less!
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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Makes very good sense. Thank you

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:45 PM   #6
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Congrats, I bottled my first brew yesterday, Caribou Slobber from NB. Not knowing what to expect while bottling, a few days earlier I did a dry run (actually wet, I used water) to run through the bottling sequence. I didn't care for the spigot method, so I used the racking cane, that kept me at standing height, no bending over. The sample tasted good, had it in the primary for 4 weeks, OG 1.053-FG 1.013. I plan on conditioning for 3 weeks, then ENJOY THE FRUITS OF MY LABOR!


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Old 02-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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Check out my bottling video. It's all sitting down with everything in arm's reach. It's on here in a thread somewhere.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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Bottled my first 5 gallon batch today, too. I will be looking into kegs this week.

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