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View Poll Results: What made the biggest improvement on your beers?
Full boils 5 8.47%
All grain 19 32.20%
Control fermentation temps 24 40.68%
other 11 18.64%
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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What did you all find to be the biggest improvement on your beer? Going full boils, going all grain, or controling fermentation temps?

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Old 05-11-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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None of the above.

One of the best things you can do for you beer is to give it time.

Time to ferment out. Time to condition. Time to age and mellow.

Then it's time to drink!

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Old 05-11-2007, 05:23 PM   #3
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Secondary fermentation... made a huge difference...

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Old 05-11-2007, 10:09 PM   #4
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i thought all the secondary did was clear the beer. o and i agree about letting it wait. patience is a homebrewers greatest talent.

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:01 PM   #5
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I'd say kegging, but I've always kegged.

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:08 PM   #6
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I have to agree with "time". 2-3 weeks in the secondary is definitely a plus.

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:12 PM   #7
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If you aren't full boiling you won't get to all-grain, or proper hopping, quality chilling... the list goes on. I say from a foundational point of view, if you are not full boiling start there.

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:17 PM   #8
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I got to say aging...

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:18 PM   #9
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For me, it's been temp control throughout all aspects of the process. Mashing, cooling, fermenting, conditioning, and serving. Fermentation tempurature is a much bigger variable that a lot of brewers give it credit for being.

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:20 PM   #10
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I'll say going all grain, but I might have to change my mind once I start controlling fermentation temp.

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