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Old 02-10-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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In your opinion, what is the worst part about homebrewing. For me, I think it has to be bottling. I did it again yesterday, and am considering to going to kegging just becuase it might be less of a hassle.

Does anyone else have any other thoughts about their worst part of homebrewing?

Just wondering.

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Old 02-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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1. Running out of beer.
2. Having to wait for new beer to finish.

Seriously, bottling sucks. That's why so many of us buy kegging systems eventually.

But you can minimize the stress of bottling day by making a bottling bucket, using a rinseless sanitizer like Star San, buying/making a bottling tree, etc.

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Old 02-10-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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Hm, the worst part about homebrewing...kinda like asking "what's the worst part about inheriting a million bucks?"

Bottling isn't the most fun activity in the world, but for me, it's a zen experience. You just have to make the most of it. I retire to my brewhouse, put on a nice album on my iPud or even an audiobook, pour myself a nice big fat homebrew, and get in the zone.

No, I'd have to say the worst part about homebrewing is making a kickass batch of beer and taking the utmost care with it, only to have it get infected. Believe me, that's worse than bottling for an hour.

That having been said...I've spent the better part of today working on my kegerator conversion

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The worst part? Running out of the best beer you've ever made.

The best part? How much fun it is to brew more.

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The worst part? Running out of the best beer you've ever made.

The best part? How much fun it is to brew more.
Second worst part: the second batch not living up to the first...
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Second worst part: the second batch not living up to the first...
That's actually completely true. "MITRB II" was not nearly as good as "MITRB I". Time for #III....
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In a word

"waiting".

Nearly all the problems posted on the board can be solved by this, yet we keep sampling after 1 week .

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Total agreement- I hate waiting, it is the worst part but also fairly easy to get over by brewing another batch or reading BHT ^^

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The most irritating thing has to be waiting. But the worst, worst, worst thing would surely be having to throw out a batch you've lovingly created because it was infected.

Bottling's a pain in th'arse, but getting no-rinse sanitiser and a buddy to do the capping makes it much easier.

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Old 02-10-2008, 04:52 PM   #10
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The "worst" part of homebrewing, is when someone finds out that I brew and they ask: "what kind of beer can you brew??" My answer: What kind do you want?

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