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My First Homebrew!
« on: December 05, 2011, 06:15:59 PM »
Just finished carbonating my first homebrew and wow!  I brewed an extract IPA and carbonated it in a keg for 5 days.  I really expected it to be ok, but I can't be happier with how it turned out!  Probably needs a little more carbonation, but man does it taste good.  I have to be honest and say that it's one of the best IPAs I've ever had.  I'm totally hooked now!  

Here's a picture:

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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 06:21:48 PM »
Just finished carbonating my first homebrew and wow!  I brewed an extract IPA and carbonated it in a keg for 5 days.  I really expected it to be ok, but I can't be happier with how it turned out!  Probably needs a little more carbonation, but man does it taste good.  I have to be honest and say that it's one of the best IPAs I've ever had.  I'm totally hooked now!  

Here's a picture:



Right on!  Congratulations on your success.  Welcome to the obsession!  Nothing tastes better than beer brewed by your own hand!

For some reason I cannot see your photo.
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 06:22:49 PM »
Sorry, new to the board, so still trying to figure out how to get my picture up.
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 06:37:38 PM »
Sorry, new to the board, so still trying to figure out how to get my picture up.

There ya go.  I can see it now.  Good job!  It looks pretty tasty from here.
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 06:39:20 PM »
Good looking beer. Congrats on popping your homebrew cherry.

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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 07:23:18 PM »
congrats, welcome to filled Saturdays and an ever growing collection of stuff...
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 07:34:41 PM »
Congratulations!  it's always nice when the first batch turns out great :)
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 07:47:57 PM »
congrats, welcome to filled Saturdays and an ever growing collection of stuff...
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Way to go! I think my first, a honey brown extract kit, was one of the best I'd ever tasted too.  Then my first all grain...   Welcome to it, happy brewing!
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 09:10:09 PM »
Looks great! Congrats. It really is a lot of FUN, isn't it? There's really only a couple things I'd rather be doing than brewing! Cheers.
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2011, 10:07:35 PM »
Way to go! I think it's awesome you kegged your first batch. Hardcore. No go bottle your next one. It's a rite of passage.  ;D
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2011, 10:27:17 PM »
Nice head on it.  I love the glass too.  Congrats on becoming a homebrewer.
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2011, 10:36:19 PM »
awesome job man!

And btw, this is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your chair with a Coors Light. You take the red pill - you stay in Homebrewland and we show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes...
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2011, 12:52:42 AM »
Follow the rabbit!
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2011, 06:02:44 AM »
That's Awesome!!! Enjoy the obsession!
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Re: My First Homebrew!
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 06:50:28 AM »
Way to go! I think it's awesome you kegged your first batch. Hardcore. No go bottle your next one. It's a rite of passage.  ;D

Before I did my first batch, I helped a friend with his batch of Brown Ale and we bottled that batch.  The bottling process and the waiting for conditioning steered me to keg my brew!  I've bottled some from the keg to give to friends, but it's all keg for me know!
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