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Old 09-26-2007, 02:29 AM   #11
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Congrats on the success!! Now, pick out the next batch!

Like Chimone said, the weather is changing. You (and me, with my swamp cooler) will be able to make more stuff, in the near future.

My boss gave me 2 smack-packs of Rudeshimer yeast (dated from Sept '06) and they are going into my next batch of mead. I already smacked one, and it puffed up, so I know it is still viable. 18 pounds of honey, 5 pounds of blackberries, some yeast nutrient, and enough water to make 6 gallons of mead.

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Old 09-26-2007, 12:24 PM   #12
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Go ahead and sample a few at two weeks, then wait two more weeks, and sample again. You should appreciate the difference between new/green beer and "aged" beer.
It is hard to be patient on the first couple of batches, but the taste does mellow and improve...as others have mentioned, build up your stock.


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Old 09-26-2007, 01:28 PM   #13
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Congratulations! Don't rush that first batch. We all know how hard it is to resist, and that you will give in anyway, but you will also see how patience is rewarded.


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Old 09-26-2007, 05:41 PM   #14
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I'm trying to be patient, but having the fermenter in my office next to me where I work 10+ hours a day does not help

I did try a sip when I took the F.G. reading to make sure nothing was obviously bad, and it tasted pretty good (although green) to me...
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:37 PM   #15
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I'd go visit Four Peaks in Scottsdale or Tempe in the meantime. A fine establishment.

Yeah, I'm ready for the weather to cool a bit. I'm tired of my $250 electric bill.
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I'd go visit Four Peaks in Scottsdale or Tempe in the meantime. A fine establishment.

Yeah, I'm ready for the weather to cool a bit. I'm tired of my $250 electric bill.
Oh yeah, love Four Peaks... Problem is I'm about an hour away from either location. I'm just depending on the real SNPA to tide me over...
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Was it a kit from somebody like AHBS or did you follow some other recipe?

I've got a SNPA clone in the fermenter right now that is from "Clone Brews"

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Good on ya! First brew is nervous and tempting. I was looking into the closet every night to see if anything had changed. Two weeks till drinkable is hard, and three weeks till Great is even harder, but you will notice the difference. Cheers!
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Was it a kit from somebody like AHBS or did you follow some other recipe?

I've got a SNPA clone in the fermenter right now that is from "Clone Brews"

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It was a kit thrown together by my LHBS. They described it as a SNPA clone...
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:46 AM   #20
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Thrown together? If it is the kit I'm thinking about, it was very completely planned out. (Did you get it from Brewers Conection? Was the sales guy named Steve?)

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