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Old 09-19-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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I just started my first brew yesterday and was wondering if anyone could shed some light onto what kind of beer I will get in the end?

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3.52 Lbs can of John Bull Amber (LME hopped)
1.4 Lbs can of Alexander's Pale (LME)
1 Lb Munton's Light (DME)
1 Oz Cascade Hop Pellets
11 g Windsor Brewing Yeast


I boiled one gallon of water, added all the malt and the hop pellets and let it boil for 1 hour. I made my yeast starter and took the wort off the heat, I waited 5 minutes and gave the wort a quick ice bath. Then i combined the wort with 4 gallons of somewhat cold water and added the yeast as well. I put my airlock on. I checked it this morning and I sure was happy to see the airlock bubbling. I forgot to take a hydrometer reading when i made the wort, is that bad and should I open it up to take a reading or wait until it is done fermenting?
Any help or advice that anyone could lend on this would be greatly apreciated.



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Old 09-19-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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Looks like you could call it a very malty American Amber or a slightly out of style English Mild (because you used American hops).


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Old 09-20-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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Since it's already fermenting, don't worry about the sg now. Just let it sit for at least a week or two and then take the sg before you either bottle it or move it to secondary (depending on what you're planning next).

I hope you enjoy your first homebrew!
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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I will be bottling it next. I do not have a carboy for second fernentation.

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