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Old 03-14-2014, 03:31 AM   #61
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I went through about 10 "ok" batches until the savior came along....ye ole freezer/temp controller setup. Since then ive been extremely happy with the results and it was all worth every cent.

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Old 03-14-2014, 03:39 AM   #62
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I am 7 months and about 70 gallons made. I am super, super critical of my beer - probably to a compulsive point. The last 6 batches have all been my own recipes and all grain. The past 4 I have been really pleased with and have gotten great feedback on. So for me, about 5 months. I have a really strong culinary background, which I think helps.

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Old 03-14-2014, 05:37 AM   #63
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My 3rd batch was pretty damn good, 4th I thought was awful however my brother loved it and my 5th batch turned out to be *muah* delicious. I really paid attention and learned to be aware of my numbers on that one. I learned how to regulate fermentation temps, mash temps and boil off percentages. Since #5 I've been consistent with good brew. I think knowing your equipment is key.

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Old 03-15-2014, 04:30 AM   #64
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All of my friends say they love what I brew, but I'm with paperairplane, I'm super critical. They say it taste great and prefer it to other beers but I know what it should taste like and when it doesn't I get upset. They all say it taste great, but that could just be friends being friends.

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Old 03-17-2014, 12:19 AM   #65
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With rare exception all of my 178 (to date) batches have been good to excellent. I often buy old favorites at the store and think... " Jeez, mine is much better")

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