I’ve been checking my Chelmsford Pale Ale every day now, taking a bottle and holding it to a light to check for clarity and to see how the yeast is settling out.

It seems to be bottle conditioning nicely.  I don’t see any rings of crud at the top of the fill line.  It doesn’t look too hazy either.

I tend to wait two weeks before cracking one open.  I haven’t opened one up after a week’s time since my first homebrew.  Tonight I might I have to open one up.

I am just feeling impatient.  Maybe it’s the weather.  Maybe it’s the economy.  I don’t know.  I just want to try it out.

I guess when I all grain brew the next time I won’t be so anxious.  That is life.  You don’t forget your first time.