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Old 06-24-2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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There. My very first batch (an ale of my own build) is in the 63 degree basement all pretty with it's very own air-lock on top of the bucket. Used LME and some crystal malt (steeped), some bittering hops and some flavor hops at various times in the boil. The kitchen is (finally) cleaned up and supplies washed and put away. Now, the waiting...

I might add that I had about 14 and a half questions about this process and found the answers right here at this forum. Thanx!


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Old 06-24-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Good luck with it! I have three batches fermenting right now, it keeps getting more interesting.



 
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Johnsand, i can see how it not only gets more interesting but addicting! So you have 3 batches running now?

I finnished the batch around 7 pm last night, this morning at 9 I looked at it, the air lock was bubbling as if it were boiling! ...Gunna be a monster.

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And I only started in January!

 
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...what can I say?

Oh, and it's dubbed "Tilly Spit Ale". That's Tilly, my lil' Min Pin!
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That's great! I've produced some good beer, and some that I poured down the drain. But I have a couple of (small) batches fermenting, and a few cases conditioning. And finally a stock in the fridge to drink.

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That's great! I've produced some good beer, and some that I poured down the drain. But I have a couple of (small) batches fermenting, and a few cases conditioning. And finally a stock in the fridge to drink.
Hehe, I should be a lil' more honest here... My first, first batch (before the above mentioned in the [my] OP) was dumped as well. I dropped a very unsanitized 'blue-ice' pack into the cooled wort & in a flipp'n panic I used my bare hand to fish it out. I did not want to sit here for weeks until the first taste wondering if it was ruined... So I did another brew the following weekend. Ahhh, sweet relief of no longer bearing the lie!
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Hehe, I should be a lil' more honest here... My first, first batch (before the above mentioned in the [my] OP) was dumped as well. I dropped a very unsanitized 'blue-ice' pack into the cooled wort & in a flipp'n panic I used my bare hand to fish it out. I did not want to sit here for weeks until the first taste wondering if it was ruined... So I did another brew the following weekend. Ahhh, sweet relief of no longer bearing the lie!

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