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Old 03-31-2012, 01:19 AM   #101
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My German grandma made beer in their washtub. As far as I know she didn't win any homebrewing awards, but she did get drunk. So you can make beer in anything, but whether or not it's good. . .

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:44 PM   #102
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I don't normally get a whole lot of of sediment in my beers. When fermentation is complete, and the yeast settles, i rack into my bottling bucket ( the one with the valve on the bottom). I then cold crash It in my mini fridge that is in my shop for about 2-3 days. The fridge sits on my work bench about 3.5 feet off the ground. As you have probably seen the valve is about an 1.5" or so from the bottom of the bucket. So the yeast will be below he valve, No syphoning required. And u do t have to get the bucket out of the fridge stirring the yeast up Again. Plug your Plastic hose up to the valve and pour into the bottom of the keg. Normally all the yeast, that was picked up in the first rack, will settle again quickly and stay at the bottom of the bucket. I always make my batches little more then 5gals so I always end up with a full keg, and that little. I of liquid is no big loss. Thats just how I do it.

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Old 03-31-2012, 03:11 PM   #103
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The problem is there are MANY, MANY, MANY ways to brew a batch of beer. I think there are only a few things that are really truly wrong (eg. no sanitizer, not cleaning etc.) There are general guidelines to follow of course. However, if one is happy with the end product, then by default, they did it the right way - for them. Others might think what they did was wrong, but then, the beer wasn't brewed for them.
I agree that there are many ways to brew beer and that there are very few ways that are wrong, but the same mentality of not wanting to admit that your wrong also goes for not wanting to admit that you are doing something unnecessarily. If someone does something a specific way, for example short primary with a secondary, and then someone tells them they produce better beer with no secondary, the person doing the secondary will begin to worry that they are doing something wrong, until they start to tell themselves that the other guy is missing something by not doing a secondary. Then there will be no changing his mind, unless he tries it himself. Its all about if they start to feel like they are doing something wrong (even if what they do is fine), then they will start to justify why they do what they do.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:22 PM   #104
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You're all wrong. My way is the right way.

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Old 03-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #105
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You're all wrong. My way is the right way.
Agreed...as long as your way is my way

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #106
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I like to remember that 1/2 of LHBS is just BS. Some shops/owners/employees are great, others do not have a clue.

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Old 04-01-2012, 04:15 PM   #107
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You're all wrong. My way is the right way.
No, everyone is right except you.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #108
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No, everyone is right except you.
Katie? I swear you sound like my wife...lol
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