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On This Day in 1989...
« on: March 17, 2012, 09:48:24 PM »
It was on St. Patricks Day in 1989 that I brewed my first batch of beer, a five gallon extract IPA kit that I had bought from Alternative Beverages.

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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 09:58:58 PM »
August 11, 1992
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 11:55:11 PM »
Sometime in 1993. I brewed an extract PA but put less than an oz of hops in it. What I really wanted was Bass ale. ;D Anyway my brother loved it.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 12:18:14 AM »
mid July, 1971.
2  3lb Cans of Blue Ribbon hopped liquid malt extract, purchased at the supermarket.  If I recall correctly, the cost for the 2 cans of syrup was under  $7

I used 2 cans of malt (instead of the instructed 1 can with 2lbs sugar) at the urging of a friend who said 2 cans of malt and no sugar would 'make it stronger'.

He was obviously wrong about that, but as fate would have it he inadvertently steered me towards an all malt brew.  LOL.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 02:15:29 AM »
probably august 15 or 16 2009.

my ex-girlfriend took me to a learn to brew class and bought me starter stuff the week before, august 6 2009.

a wheat porter from the brew shop.  it wasn't bad.

i still tweak the recipe a couple times a year.  i've totally changed yeast strains.

i'm going all grain in a few weeks!
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 05:25:33 AM »
March 2005.  Mr. Beer Nut Brown ale.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 05:44:25 AM »
January, 1990.  It was a kit brought over by a friend from London called Dogbolter Bitter. 
Amazingly they still make that kit - I had a sample at a supply shop a couple years ago - and it tastes just the same as I remember.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 05:49:40 AM »
January 1995 a week or so after Christmas (my first kit was a Christmas gift from my mom). A can of John Bull liquid extract, a few pounds of sugar and the yeast packet under the can. It turned out awful but I was hooked.  8)
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 05:52:28 AM »
November 1999.  I can never remember what batch came first - the porter or the red ale.  But either way, I was immediately addicted.  My girlfriend at the time had bought me a couple of how-to books on homebrewing, knowing only that I enjoyed craft beer.  After about the third batch, she told me, "I've created a monster."  How true.  The relationship quickly died, but the passion for homebrewing only grew into an ever-bigger monster.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2012, 06:09:36 AM »
Spring 1995, I can't remember the exact date (I was still in school and we were also expert indoor gardeners). It was an extract kit of ordinary bitter. Turned out pretty awful, but my roommates and I drank every last drop within a weekend. I didn't brew again until many years later, but the seed was planted.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2012, 06:12:17 AM »
October of 1992.  I will have to think about a 20th anniversary beer to make in October.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2012, 06:12:40 AM »
Early in 1992.  A 'Basic Ale' from the Whip & Spoon.  One can of 'light hopped' extract, one pound of Dutch light DME.  1/2 oz Hallertau for 30 minutes and 5 minutes each.  Whitbread pack.
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2012, 06:25:47 AM »
1986 IIRC. A generic PA liquid malt recipe that can with "the kit".

..... that I had bought from Alternative Beverages.


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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2012, 06:35:56 AM »
August 2009! I bought an EPA kit and made my first batch on our old electric stove in a split batch. Still the best beer I've ever made!
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Re: On This Day in 1989...
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2012, 06:55:13 AM »
August 2009! I bought an EPA kit and made my first batch on our old electric stove in a split batch. Still the best beer I've ever made!

I'm sure glad I can't say that!  :o My first batch was so bad I could hardly give it away.
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