Sadness - Last bottle gone of 1st batch

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Sadness - Last bottle gone of 1st batch

Postby Libnick » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:48 pm

:( I just started home brewing in December 07 and our 1st batch was a kit of BB Imperial pale ale... Screwed up many things on it like burning the malt extract, dropping the rubber grommet into the bucket etc... but somehow it turned out excellent.. Just finished the last bottle today and had a moment of sadness... Just thought I share a newbies experience with some of the old pros here...remember when ??
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Postby brewmeisterintng » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:26 am

Yes, I do remember when... I started with a Mr Beer machine and made some pretty crappy watered down beer. I have also made some pretty awsome brews that never seem to stay around long. All the more reason to brew more beer. Hopfully we are learning form our errors along the way and don't be too over critical of our works. This is a hobby after all.
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me too

Postby bfabre » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:14 pm

yep, I burnt the malt extract on my third batch and the batch came out tasting great also. It was a high gravity seasonal brew 9.5% at 389 cal. per 8 oz. had to do a couple extra laps around the track after I could walk again, Zoom...... I was also educated in keeping good notes.
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Ahhh, memory lane....

Postby hansolo » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:50 am

When my friend asked me what I thought about getting equipment to brew our own beer, I thought it would be too much work and too expensive to bother with, but I said what the heck, let's try. He got an equipment kit for Christmas and a couple of ingredient kits. After studying the instructions and reading a few homebrewing books, we went to it. We were very surprised at the simple procedures and ease at brewing. All along I kept saying, "It can't be this simple, we must be missing something." But when It was all bottled and conditioned, we poured a bottle into 2 glasses and tasted, a Brewers Best English Pale Ale kit, and have been brewing ever since. I just remember the taste, it actually had taste to it. Not like the Bud Light I have been drinking, which to this day taste like club soda to me now. It's all a learning process and we are still picking up new things all the time. And I am sure you would hear that from brewers of all levels, that's what makes forums a vital tool to the homebrewer. Cheers.
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Postby cozrulz » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:10 pm

Ahh, my first. I haven't had a better brown ale since.
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Postby hansolo » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:06 pm

I just was talking to a friend the other day about our first batch and he remembered how we were worried about how it was going to turn out. But it was really good. We drank our last bottle one year after it was bottled and it was even better!
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Postby Beer Man » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:19 pm

On my birthday 3-30 I received a call from a guy who was selling all his things. For $50 2-6gal. round tubs 2 lids the hoses 6 pressure release p-traps 3 floppy 2 gal jugs 1plastic carboy benchtop bottle caper hand pump siphon hy-meter wine acid meter mesh bags brushes 3 cases of bar bottles 3 plastic bottle holders and more. I think I got a good deal? Now I can't wait to get started. :shock:
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Postby billvelek » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:49 am

The past couple of days I prepared a response to a brewing blog article that you might find helpful; my reply was too long for the blog, so I had to post it on my own website and then add a link on the blog. I think you might find it useful because your list of equipment that you just acquired does not include a kettle, propane burner, or mash-tun (since you have indicated an apparent desire to try all-grain). My post provides a few sources for stuff, and details instructions on how to make an awesome mash tun for BATCH sparging (my design will NOT be suitable for fly sparging). The link is http://home.alltel.net/billvelek/ferm-1.html

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Postby Beer Man » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:18 pm

I checked it out great info. Thanks
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