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Offline klickitat jim

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Flashback Brewday
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:49:46 AM »
The thread on how we all got started gave me an idea. My next brewing weekend wont be for Christmas 3 or 4 weeks, but I'm going to rebrew my very first beer. A morebeer porter extract kit with US05, but using my current fermentation equipment.

Might be fun if a bunch of us joined in. Kind of a walk down memory lane.

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 03:57:43 AM »
My first kit a was hefe from the crappiest store known to man. Not sure how I would go about making stale extract in short notice. I would also need to leave the hops and dry yeast in ziploc bags next to the window for a few months. Can't forget the maltodextrin "kicker". At least the capper still works.

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 04:11:05 AM »
Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale.

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 06:17:49 AM »
Wow! My first batch is long gone to the mysteries of time. It was an extract/specialty grain pale ale from Liberty Malt Supply in Pike Street Market. It was this: http://anyandallauctions.com/micro-brewery-home-brew-kit-by-alephenalia--lot4654.aspx

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 08:00:37 AM »
Well, I'm not going to brew it with all the mistakes I made. The point is to see how much better it is now that you know something and have some decent equipment.

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 11:44:40 AM »
First homebrew was an extract London Porter from the place my wife bought my homebrew supply kit for my birthday.

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 12:02:20 PM »
I like it Jim, my first batch has been on my list of re-brews, but is was looking for it AG style. I may go back and do it extract with grains again on my 2 year anniversary of brewing in June next year because it would be great to see what I would hope would be great improvement,
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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 12:06:45 PM »
Cool idea but I'm not going back to Mr. Beer lol

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 12:27:45 PM »
I like it Jim, my first batch has been on my list of re-brews, but is was looking for it AG style. I may go back and do it extract with grains again on my 2 year anniversary of brewing in June next year because it would be great to see what I would hope would be great improvement,

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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2014, 01:12:17 PM »
Mine was an extract w/steeping grains clone kit of Otter Creek Copper Ale from Austin Homebrew Supply using Nottingham yeast. My big mistakes were going the wrong way with my temperature ramping (pitched at 68, then brought it down to 60F after 3 days), and using the whole 5oz of corn sugar to prime. I ended up with an overcarbonated butter bomb.

I don't think I'd ever rebrew that kit specifically, because I don't think it's a good clone, but I would definitely take a stab at brewing my own clone armed with my current brewing knowledge and past experience.
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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2014, 02:42:02 PM »
Memory lane... my first brew was an ambitions attempt at Rochefort 10, using the unfortunate recipe from "Beer Captured".  I think I ended up with less wort than intended, and the yeast died at 12% alcohol still at 1.030 or something.    ???

My second was an all-grain attempt at Hop Devil, also from Beer Captured.

It's a cool idea, but I think I'd prefer not to brew any recipes from that book.
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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 02:53:37 PM »
My first was an oatmeal stout kit, extract with grains. I don't think it was a clone, I think it was packaged by the LHBS. Unfortunately I already knew enough and followed recipes to make decent beer the first few times. I say unfortunately because it lead to me believing I knew what I was doing for a couple years. I think I would have learned faster with a couple early failures. It was moving to all grain and then joining this forum that has humbled me enough to really start learning.
I still have the original recipe and notes, so maybe I'll try it all grain.
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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2014, 03:07:26 PM »
My first as mentioned in the other post was mr.beer. Nope, not doing it!  My first real attempt at beer was an American golden ale kit, and not so inclined to do that either. I will have to look at my first all grain as I can't remember what it was- something simple I'm sure.


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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2014, 03:42:35 PM »
My first beer was an extract pale ale that I changed the hop schedule. It turned out great! I have attempted an all grain version of it a few times without success. I think I need to make another attempt soon.
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Re: Flashback Brewday
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2014, 04:07:29 PM »
I'd have to find some crappy old extract and yeast. The ingredients weren't that great 22 years ago. The beer was still better than most of what was available back then. That being said, I might do a kit just for kicks.

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