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Title: Second brew in the bottle
Post by: Brewmeisters on February 14, 2018, 03:13:34 AM
Second brew is officially in the bottle.
I wasn't sure if a secondary would actually do anything for the beer, man I was wrong.
The color changed, the clarity was great.
We did a final gravity check, I filled the tube, Tyler took the reading.
He took the traditional swig for the hydrometer tube, "Ohhh buddy. That's a good beer!"
As I started to fill the bottles, I looked up and saw him smile and offer me the hydrometer.
It's a good beer.
O.G. at 1.071 with a F.G. at 1.012.
7.74% Beautiful deep Gold/slight orange color, which messed me up because it looked deep brown when it was in the glass carboy.


I had a few No boil kits come in, we're going to mess with flavoring, like Vanilla Honey Wheat, a Strawberry Pilsener. Might need a few recommendations for this.
I got a One gallon kit for Christmas, we're going to try different styles of beer and see what we like, Stouts, Porters, Wit.


I'm enjoying myself too much, brewing beer.
I wish I would have found it sooner.
Title: Re: Second brew in the bottle
Post by: Robert on February 14, 2018, 03:29:14 AM


I'm enjoying myself too much, brewing beer.
I wish I would have found it sooner.

If you're not dead yet, it's not too late!  Brew on, man! 8)
Title: Re: Second brew in the bottle
Post by: BananaSlug on February 14, 2018, 03:32:37 PM
 What sort of beer did you brew, and was it all grain? Extract? Congrats on your success, that gives me encouragement!

Second brew is officially in the bottle.
I wasn't sure if a secondary would actually do anything for the beer, man I was wrong.
The color changed, the clarity was great.
We did a final gravity check, I filled the tube, Tyler took the reading.
He took the traditional swig for the hydrometer tube, "Ohhh buddy. That's a good beer!"
As I started to fill the bottles, I looked up and saw him smile and offer me the hydrometer.
It's a good beer.
O.G. at 1.071 with a F.G. at 1.012.
7.74% Beautiful deep Gold/slight orange color, which messed me up because it looked deep brown when it was in the glass carboy.


I had a few No boil kits come in, we're going to mess with flavoring, like Vanilla Honey Wheat, a Strawberry Pilsener. Might need a few recommendations for this.
I got a One gallon kit for Christmas, we're going to try different styles of beer and see what we like, Stouts, Porters, Wit.


I'm enjoying myself too much, brewing beer.
I wish I would have found it sooner.
Title: Re: Second brew in the bottle
Post by: Brewmeisters on February 15, 2018, 12:09:43 AM
It was an extract kit, we're going to do our first all grain sometime soon. A Belgian Saison.