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Old 10-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Brewing traditions and/or superstitions

I am wondering, do any of you have any traditions that you always uphold on your brew day or during your brewing process that others may think are silly or useless?

I took Astrology courses for a couple of years a while back and am just now starting to dabble in the knowledge once again. I am starting to note certain planetary aspects on my brew days and will be charting how these affect my beers. This should help me to plan my brew days better.

Being a student of the Nordic Runes for a good decade as well, I also have every intention to create runic charms to put on my fermenters to help things along.

Do you have a specific fermenter for certain beers, a family mash paddle, a prayer or meditation that you use during your brewing? I'd be interested to hear

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Myself and anyone involved in the brew day is required to wear a Star Wars shirt. It's not superstitious, just makes good sense.

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It's not superstitious, just makes good sense.
Oh, indeed it does!
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I'm required to listen to Octane on Sirius and have a hot scotchy from the current batch. Heathen that I am, the only time God gets brought into it is when I screw up! Blasphemer!!!

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I wear the same Metallica "Ride the Lightening" t-shirt every time I brew.

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Anyone coming within 10-feet of my brew kettle must be wearing lederhosen.

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Anyone coming within 10-feet of my brew kettle must be wearing lederhosen.
That's just good safety policy right there!
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Ha, I like this thread. Nothing weird here, but this should be good reading.

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I'm ten sessions into my brewing life but every since the first one I have turned on I tunes and cranked up my Reverend Maynard Playlist, Taken a shower and preceded to start my journey. Thank heavens it's Friday!

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