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Old 01-04-2009, 11:59 PM   #11
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Sanitation is probably the thing that is most likely to screw up your first batch of beer. If you can make a box of Uncle Ben's, you can make beer. Add x amount of hops at x time, etc. - easy. Sanitizing every stitch of material that touchs your beer is not as easy.

Again, I suggest you wait to make your beer until next weekend. Your first batch will take 4-5 hours, unless your city water is poor. Then you need to boil the water itself first, let it cool, and put it back into sanitized containers until it is time to rock.

Read first, then brew...
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:31 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone, I'll admit that I'm brewing stupid right now. The guy I bought everything from failed to tell me that I had luiqed extraxt and how to use it. Guess thats why I'm here. If and when I make my first (good) beer I wish I could give you all one as thanks.

 
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:22 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone, I'll admit that I'm brewing stupid right now. The guy I bought everything from failed to tell me that I had luiqed extraxt and how to use it. Guess thats why I'm here. If and when I make my first (good) beer I wish I could give you all one as thanks.
Read the online book we link for you, how to brew, especially the section on extract brewing and on "your first brew day"...that will help.

It seems so foreign now...it did to me when I started...but it will start to make sense once you read that book and the instruction we wrote out..and if you have more questions ask..but use the search first, becasue more than likely if you got stuck on it, so did a million other people before you, and it was already answered...

You'll do fine.

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:32 AM   #14
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don't worry, you'll make good beer, just don't rush it
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:46 AM   #15
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my brewing knowledge has increased 10x in the past two weeks since I began. Everyone here has been helpful and that link they gave you on the first page helped me a ton too. You'll get the hang of it soon enough! Good luck!

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