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I brewed my first batch yesterday. It took me while to get started because I wanted to jump right into all grain brewing and I needed to gather equipement.
My first batch I used someone elses recipe for a Winter Warmer. Overall, brew day went well. I found I need to invest in a good large funnel and strainer for filling my primary fermenter carboy but. other than that no big issues. I got my yeast starter going Friday night and it had about 32 hours go get going. I had visible yeast action in the fermenter within 7 hours of pitching the yeast so, I am very happy so far.

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Great job!

Now the hard part...you have to wait about 6-8 weeks to drink it.
 

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I'm always impressed and a little confused when people jump right in with an all-grain brew. Just curious - why did you skip extract? Either way, that's really impressive.

Congrats and if I have one piece of advice - brew again ASAP to build your pipeline!
 
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Thanks Guys, I can't beleive the action taking place in the fermenter! I was slightly concerned when I saw it yesterday. Waiting will not be easy.

I took a class on extract and another on all grain both on the same weekend. I decided that I would start with all grain. So far I am glad I did. I will try to post pics later.....

I plan on brewing again very soon. I need to pick up another carboy...

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I racked this batch into a scondary last night over a fresh vanilla bean. ABV worked out to be 8.1%. Even flat and warm it was delicious. Hoppy up front and then a subtle after taste of clove and allspice. YUM! Hopefully the vanilla doesn't turn out to be too much.
 

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I racked this batch into a scondary last night over a fresh vanilla bean. ABV worked out to be 8.1%. Even flat and warm it was delicious. Hoppy up front and then a subtle after taste of clove and allspice. YUM! Hopefully the vanilla doesn't turn out to be too much.
Is the bean cut up/ split/ scraped? 1 bean should not over whelm the beer. I added 2 to a RIS and its barely coming through, but that might be from the oak being very upfront. Sounds like a great first brew!
 
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I cut the bean in half, sliced it down the center and opened it up some. I then soaked it in a splash of vodka just to kill any unfriendlies the might be living on it.
My plan was to age this beer in the secondary for 2 weeks but, im not sure it needs much more than a week.
 
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Well guys,

I Bottled this beer one week ago. I am partaking in a few of the 12oz bottles that I made up. Most of it went into 1 liter pop tops and a few half liter bottles.

It needs another week (at least) to carb up but. it is nice and clear and delicious so far.
 
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