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Old 05-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Just curious about others house rules during a brew day. Got some strange ritual or rule? Share it here!

My only rule is a borrowed one from Charlie Papazian: while brewing you "sample" the previous batch. It provides some inspiration for the current brew.

I also have to have music going in the background. Also for motivation.

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My only rule and it doesn't get followed too often, is to get an early start.
Sampling depends on if I am going anywhere afterward.
Music is desirable.

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#1 plan ahead
#2 Comfortable chair
#3 Clean as you go.
#4 Don't be afraid to try something new.
#5 multi-task- I hate this rule, but my free time is cruel joke.

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#1 plan ahead
#2 Comfortable chair
#3 Clean as you go.
#4 Don't be afraid to try something new.
#5 multi-task- I hate this rule, but my free time is cruel joke.
Clean as you go is a good one. I hate cleaning. At least if I do it while brewing maybe it won't sit for a week in a oxy soak...

Free time? What is that?
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Theres only one rule. RDWHAHB.

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Just curious about others house rules during a brew day. Got some strange ritual or rule? Share it here!

My only rule is a borrowed one from Charlie Papazian: while brewing you "sample" the previous batch. It provides some inspiration for the current brew.

I also have to have music going in the background. Also for motivation.
That's pretty much it for me as well. My other preference is "dogs get out of the kitchen", but that never works out.
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I totally agree about having some "samples" of previous brews during the brew process. The wort needs to have a model of the goodness it will eventually be.

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Theres only one rule. RDWHAHB.
I like it! It fits for so many other things also!
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That's pretty much it for me as well. My other preference is "dogs get out of the kitchen", but that never works out.
"Hair of the Dog Hefe" or "Dog Dander Dunkel" just don't sound good. :-D
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Peace is my rule. No loud. I deal with loud, slammong, banging, yelling all week. Peace, is my first rule. Second rule, calm.

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