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here is my first batch. Will hopefully become an Irish Red Ale....we shall see. For those who have brewed this type of beer before, does it look right?

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I am quite nervous about it. This addiction will definitely teach me patience. feel like starting another batch. Im one of those perfectionist type of people.
 
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And on top of that....my house smells like the Anheuser Busch plant when we toured it. AND, the wife doesnt mind. Cant get much better than that.
 
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I am quite nervous about it. This addiction will definitely teach me patience. feel like starting another batch. Im one of those perfectionist type of people.
i hear ya there!! since you'll end up doing it eventually, why not get another bucket so you can get a second batch going? that way you can start filling your 'pipeline' AND you'll have something to occupy the mind while the first batch ferments. :mug:
 
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I had a grocery list going while I was brewing and was enjoying it so much...I put another carboy at the bottom of the list. I will be picking that up today...lol
 

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My first batch is conditioning (and it's so harsh, I'm going to be letting it do that for a while). I've started two other brews since.
Once you get started and really see the joy and science (and sometimes pseudo-science) of beer, it's quite addictive.

Not to mention, here in Texas a 6 pack of good beer is usually about $8. A 5 gallon batch would be about 9.5 six packs. So if the ingredients to make the beer are around $30 and you just keep a moderately steady stream of brews going... Instead of paying $76 for 9.5 six packs, you pay $30, usually gain some experience and knowledge, and have something to be proud of... also beer.
 

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I had a grocery list going while I was brewing and was enjoying it so much...I put another carboy at the bottom of the list. I will be picking that up today...lol
What?? Only 1?? :D

I'm not addicted to home brewing. Nope, not me. I only have 2 batches in the fermenter and another on my wish list and another I'm thinking about brewing and perhaps 300 full bottles. Not addicted at all. :cross:
 
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What?? Only 1?? :D

I'm not addicted to home brewing. Nope, not me. I only have 2 batches in the fermenter and another on my wish list and another I'm thinking about brewing and perhaps 300 full bottles. Not addicted at all. :cross:
spoken like a true brewer! :mug: i'm not addicted either, i can stop whenever i want. i'm only brewing two batches in the next two days, and i'm only packaging two, so i totally have a handle on it! :ban::ban:
 

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Congrats. I'm sparging my first AG batch right now after 9 months of doing Mr Beer. Got a batch of Liberty Cream Ale from Midwest Supplies going. I hope it turns out. Next up, a Red Lager.
 
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