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Old 11-15-2008, 03:40 AM   #1
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So I bottled my first brew, a wheat beer, about 4 weeks ago. I popped one a couple weeks ago and it tasted like a granny smith apple soaked in cheap beer. A week later, it was decent, but it was overcarbonated. today, I popped one and it was GREAT! Good enough I had a couple of more .

Anyways, it's pours a nice tan head, has a pleasant sweet, fruity taste, and a great color. I just wanted to say thanks for answering all of my dumb newbie questions.

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Old 11-15-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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congratulations! Welcome to the rest of your life..............
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Green apples == no starter and not enough aeration, probably. Shake the fermenter for 5 minutes on your next batch, and consider using a yeast starter with liquid yeast. Then it'll be ready even sooner.

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Old 11-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #4
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"Granny Smith soaked in cheap beer". I don't know, but that's a funny mental image. Good job on the brew. Don't wait, start another.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #5
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Oh, don't worry. I bottled my second last nite, and I've got a porter sitting in primary as we speak.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:11 PM   #6
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Awesome! For some reason the granny smith/cheap beer combo sounds kind of good to me.

 
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