first brew taste.... - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > first brew taste....

Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
Senior Member
Jester's Avatar
Feb 2006
Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 623
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

I was cleaning my keg lines and figured I'd hook up my first brew... I heard the Imperial style beers need some aging, but it doesnt taste that bad... its kind of bitter, but that was probably from all the hops that were added.. the kit was a gift from a family member and was purchased at a (not so good) LHBS... the issue is they give you hops to add to the brew, but then if you read the can of malt extract it already has hops in it... so its almost as if I added twice the amount of hops at there instruction... either way it still tastes good and is definitely drinkable.. so finally I can have a HomeBrew and relax... hehehee...


Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 12:19 AM   #2
Janx's Avatar
Dec 2004
San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 1,677
Liked 17 Times on 11 Posts

Actually it's usually a good idea to add more hops to "hopped" extract, because that just isn't a very effective way to add hops to a brew. It's much better to avoid using "hopped" extract at all and use dry extract and the best fresh hops you can find. Hopped liquid extract is a shortcut that works about as well as trying to make toast in a microwave

Glad your first brew tastes good! Cheers
Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die
Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit

Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
Jan 2005
Liberty, Texas
Posts: 623
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

I did that that a few weeks ago with a can of coopers real ale. It was hopped already, but I used some cascade(5.9%AA) I cant remember how much for 60 min. anyway when I transferred to secondary, it was very bitter then I was upset when I found that it was already hopped. But little did I know it was common to add more bittering hops. Anyway for some reason after time in the bottle the bitter bite is gone. it just went away or its very very faint. I dont really like the beer that much, but its interesting that the bitterness has almost vanished.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Brew, First Taste Shooter Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-24-2009 11:51 AM
First taste of my brew Tweeder Extract Brewing 4 08-24-2008 03:30 AM
Same Brew - Different Taste Aust1227 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 03-31-2008 03:46 PM
First Taste of my first Brew! DanS Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 05-08-2007 10:32 PM
First taste from first brew slowspoke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 01-23-2007 12:23 AM

Forum Jump