I had a lot of questions about my first brew. I found most of the answers here but I wanted to ask a couple more. First l should let you know I am at 14 days brewing my first batch. It is the American Light Beer that came with my LBK. I planned on bottling today until I tried my beer and read this forum. I tried my beer today. It was not crystal clear; it was murky. It tasted like beer, not great, and tasted citrusy. A couple mistakes (that I know of) I have made in my first batch: Day 2 and 3 I took the lid off just to see for a couple seconds each time. I used cold tap water instead of refridgerated water in my LBK when I added the hot malt mixture. I also did cool the malt at all before adding it to the LBK. I now plan to bottle at day 21 following the 3/4 method I have read on here. Now the questions. Do you think my beer will turn out okay? Will the citrus, murky beer turn out? Is this expected at this stage? Will the beer ever be clear? I have my LBK in my laundry room at room temperature away from the sun and covered with a towel. Is this okay? I assume room temp is close to 65-69. Does the wort temperature rise above the room temp during fermentation warranting further temperature control measures? I know I asked a lot of questions. Thanks in advance for your time. I love beer, and so far I love brewing. I'm hooked.