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The Waiting…Is The Hardest Part

So here I am, just about a week (aka 6 days) from the time I first set out on homebrewing. For the record, I know I’m technically brewing my own beer but I can be brewing differently.

One thing I’ve read over the past few days on homebrew forums is that (cue Tom Petty)the waiting is the hardest part of the brew process.

As you can see from the photo below my kit brew is almost done fermenting.

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I’ve kept it in a fairly temperate place and the activity is almost gone from the top of the liquid. So…should I bottle? The short answer is no. As tempting as it may seem to bottle I know I should wait to bottle my first homebrew.

If I let it sit for two weeks and bottle it the beer will taste better. I’m just glad that I have plenty of store bought craft brew left to keep me going for the next few weeks.

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