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Wil be making my first IPA this weekend.  It will be my third kit beer.  I plan to move on beyond its and start creating and experimenting.  Any advice?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 27, 2012, 05:01:00 PM »
yea, meant next....damn beer...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:23:50 PM »
sweet!!  Came out ok... can"t wait to make first batch!!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:08:13 PM »
OK beer is done, came out OK...but have a question....

Is there supposed to be stuff at the bottom of the bottles?? :-\

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 14, 2012, 01:40:03 PM »
Thanks all!!  Now 2 weeks until I can drink them....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 12, 2012, 12:34:34 PM »
OK, bottling today at some point...what is the best way to get the bottles ready?  I've heard of baking at 350 for 2 hours and of running in dish washer.....  :-\

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:22:09 AM »
Thank you.  So by Tuesday I should be good to bottle??  I hope.....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:13:31 AM »
So I did a Hydro reading and got 1.014 at 70*f....so pretty much around 1.016....this is good?  Recipie states 1.012-1.015 for the FG.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:25:36 PM »
ok, cool.  For a second there I was concerned...the derections stated 6 days so i was not sure how accurate that would actually be...Thanks for the help!! 

I'm probably answering my own question here but It is better to get ingredients locally thatn from kits as I had for this one right? 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:09:18 PM »
it kind of looks like the second one there.... :-\

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 06, 2012, 04:25:08 PM »
Sounds good and yes there is stuff on the edge!!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:54:15 PM »
Ok, so I opened the bucket and it looks like it is still fermenting...there are bubbles being formed inside the brew still slow though...about the 6 days...should it be more of do I just check at day 5 and see what the hydrometer says??

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to brewing
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:46:47 PM »
The temp is approx 74*...the temp on the bucket (I do have a strip thermometer on it) is around the same more along the 73* mark.  I'm hoping that is good   ???  THe temp when I put it in the bucket was around high 70's then I added water as per the directions/recipie, mixed then added the yeast as per directions. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / New to brewing
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:24:29 PM »
Hello all!!  I just started brewing this week and am hoping to be doing it properly.  I got a kit as a present from some friends and just brewed my first batch of American Amber Ale.  I'm using a beginner's kit from "Brewer's Best" and their recipie kit/ingredients etc.  I finished everything and put it in the fermenting bucket Sunday night.  By Monday morning it was bubbling a little.  Now today no bubbles at all.  I have been searching about this and mostly found that 1. it's not a big deal if not bubbling, 2. I should get a measurement with the hydrometer(which I'm not sure about) will opening the bucket to measure do any damage to the "beer" that is in the bucket?  The recipie states to let it sit for 4-6 days....is this the right amount of time? 

I know being new I'll have a lot more questions.  Thank you all in advance!

 ;)

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