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Title: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: mjtski on August 09, 2011, 02:51:43 AM
Doing my first brew day tomorrow with an experienced friend and I've never been more excited. A bit nervous about sanitation but otherwise really optimistic.

Brewing on the brooklyn brew shop one gal kit. Chestnut brown ale.
Title: Re: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: ethalacker on August 09, 2011, 03:05:46 AM
Awesome!! Have fun!
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Post by: gmac on August 09, 2011, 03:21:06 AM
You'll do great, don't worry.  Just have fun, learn lots and enjoy the process.
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Post by: a10t2 on August 09, 2011, 03:58:48 AM
Don't stress out about sanitation. Use the appropriate commercial products and follow the directions. The manufacturers do the hard work for you.

And above all, have fun.
Title: Re: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: jamminbrew on August 09, 2011, 05:13:09 AM
Be careful, it doesn't take much to turn this into an obsession... just ask my wife!
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Post by: Tristan on August 09, 2011, 01:15:41 PM
Good luck with your first batch!  The process seems intimidating at first, but after a few brews it becomes second nature!
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Post by: jivetyrant on August 09, 2011, 01:42:43 PM
Good luck, don't worry about sanitation and above all...

Relax.  Don't worry.  Have a homebrew!

I'm sure you'll have a great time!
Title: Re: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: Hokerer on August 09, 2011, 02:32:59 PM
You always hear "Sanitation, Sanitation, Sanitation" but don't sweat it too much.  There's so much emphasis probably because people only listen to half of what others say.  By overemphasizing it, even the folks who only listen to half will still have a chance of having decent sanitation.  Just keep things clean, follow the instructions on your sanitizers, and above all, relax.

Have fun.
Title: Re: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: tomsawyer on August 09, 2011, 04:04:43 PM
Brewing is a fun experience, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Wow those 1gal Brooklyn kits are expensive!  You'll want to shop around when you get into this a little more.
Title: Re: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: scooter2374 on August 09, 2011, 07:14:11 PM
Goodluck mjt. Have fun with it!!!!!
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Post by: JKL on August 09, 2011, 07:53:20 PM
Be careful, it doesn't take much to turn this into an obsession... just ask my wife!

+1 LMAO! Before you know it your garage might be full of fridges and freezers and your bedroom closet will be full of kegs and grains.  As far as sanitation is concerned, I used to sweat it too but then I found out about Oxyclean and StarSan.  If you run into problems just remember there is always great help available here.  Have Fun!!!!
-J.K.L.
Title: Re: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: madscientist on August 09, 2011, 08:12:47 PM
Once you brew your first batch there's no going back... even if it tastes like crap or you don't like it, you'll want to do a second one and make it better.  If you love it (more likely), you'll want to brew more and more and more!
Title: Re: First Brew Tomorrow!
Post by: jhwk on August 10, 2011, 01:27:06 PM
Good luck today and Have Fun!  the worst case is you make a sad batch of beer, learn from the experience and brew again!

No sweat.