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Old 01-10-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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Like the title states I cracked open my first brew tonight. I did what everyone recommends, I drank one after a couple of days to get an idea of why its better to wait. I bottled the beers on Monday and today is Friday and that's a little over 5 days and the beer already tasted great. I didn't have much head but there were a lot of bubbles coming up to the top as I was enjoying the beer. It had a great taste. Oh yea it was a Pilsner True Brew kit. I can't wait to try to new kits. I'm not confident enough to do the grain brewing that I hear about. I'll just stick with the extract kits since I have a little experience now. Thanks guy and I can't wait to see how it tastes after a couple more weeks.

 
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:32 AM   #2
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Well congrats! Home brew will spoil you though, you won't want anything else.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:41 AM   #3
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wow, 4 days in the bottle and you had carbonation? Hopefully not a sign of bombs. Give them 21 days in bottles before cracking open. Then put them in the fridge a couple days before opening as well.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:55 AM   #4
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wow, 4 days in the bottle and you had carbonation? Hopefully not a sign of bombs. Give them 21 days in bottles before cracking open. Then put them in the fridge a couple days before opening as well.
My FG was 1.016. I shouldn't have bottle bombs with that FG should I?

 
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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Congrats, and I hope you have some extra money, because you're going to spend about $400 on additional equipment in the coming months. It is a rewarding, but addicting hobby.

 
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:57 AM   #6
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Chances are other beers you've drank were also brewed.

Perhaps this is your first home brew

 
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:57 AM   #7
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My FG was 1.016. I shouldn't have bottle bombs with that FG should I?
You could if your target TG was 1.008.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:00 AM   #8
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You could if your target TG was 1.008.

I'm guessing that TG means target gravity..? If such the case the TG for my brew was 1.012-1.014

 
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:02 AM   #9
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I'm guessing that TG means target gravity..? If such the case the TG for my brew was 1.012-1.014
Did you hit your target OG? If so then it might not have been done yet.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:07 AM   #10
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DONT DO IT!!!

WAIT until you at least have something ELSE close to being bottled.
You sound like I did when I did my first beer - It tasted great green! Well, come to the time when I SHOULD have cracked my first beer, more than half of it is gone.
And I must say, now that It has conditioned properly its WONDERFUL!

Do yourself a favor and hide your beer, or exhibit some serious ass willpower - YOU WILL BE GREATLY REWARDED!!
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