I just did my my first batch about a week ago. I can't wait to bottle and give it a whirl. I'm going to carbonate most of it but bottle some with priming sugar. oh 5 more weeks til I can even bottle the stuff then 3 weeks for carb. I'm gonna go crazy:mug:
Thanks for all the great replies and opinions! I had mine at 38. I let mine warm up to 40. I just wanted to be able to appreciate the work and sweat. I also wanted to be able to taste the flavors and aromas.
Thank you all
You know what? You only live once and you need to enjoy it!
Go for it! It sounds like you have a level head on your shoulders and have put some thought into this.
It is better to try and fail than to say "What if"
I just went to the LHBS and picked about 18 bottles from the pick your own cart. They have a broken 6pack cart and you can buy them individually. I picked up 9 new ones (got doubles) to keep me and the gf on our toes with sampling. We are really enjoying the brewing and trying all the great ones...
OK we have decided to add some cranberry flavor to it since it will be drank around thanksgiving.
If were to add some type of cranberry concentrate(frozen juice like?) How much would I add for 5 gallons?
We have had and liked alot of the fruit flavored brews offered at the LHBS and would...
I brewed up a 5 gal batch of Coopers Real Ale, brown and white sugar and the yeast that came with the Coopers. This is only my second brew, first being a Mr Beer Kit. I'd like to add some orange to it but not sure what kind or how much.
It is almost ready to bottle for carbing. Ferm is done...
I am waiting on a 6 gal brew pack to come. I am still using my MRB keg. Should I grab a 5 gal water jug to ferment the other half ? I am not able to buy a big kit just yet and got a heck of a deal on the 6gal pack.
Well I am about to polish off the last of my first by the book brew. I found this site and have been brainstorming ever since! Thanks to all those who lend their experience here!
I read all 73 pages of this thread and made a nice list of things I need to do or watch for on the next batch. I...