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Old 07-03-2008, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default What sets you apart as an exceptional home brewer?

Well I did it again. My unique ability as a brewer has once again ensured that my recent batch of beer will be that much better than the rest of the home brewers out there. In the final moments of the batch before it was put away for three weeks to condition in the bottles I picked the pefect number of bottle caps, without counting or hesitation, out of the bag and tossed them into the sanitizer. Not one too few or too many, the perfect number. I am the greatest.

What sets you apart?

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:31 AM   #2
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Patience and attention to detail...OK, those are just "good" qualities...

Consistency???

Exceptional...that would be because I am the only HBer in town!!!


Are you in Springfield proper? I have a BIL in Fordland...where he's the mayor. I'll let you know next time we go down for a visit and I'll bring some brew...

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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Fordland, home of the giant cellphone towers. Bring one the beers!

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:43 AM   #4
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I think I would be exceptional for my humility .. those yeast are far more intelligent than I could ever hope to be.

After *plowing* through the Fix book on brewing chemistry, I know that I don't know !

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:58 AM   #5
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Fordland, home of the giant cellphone towers. Bring one the beers!
Yep, I saw the one last time we were there, are there more?

Are you from Fordland?
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:08 AM   #6
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My exceptional good looks, charm, and charisma. I never cease to amaze myself. Apparently some other people are amazed as well! Not quite in the same way, but nevertheless...

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Old 07-03-2008, 01:15 AM   #7
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Not a damn thing. I'm far from an exceptional home brewer.

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Old 07-03-2008, 01:23 AM   #8
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what sets me apart as an exceptional brewer? the fact that I have never bought any commercial alcohol in my entire life. I have had some commercial stuff in high school but every time I have had commercial alcohol someone has bought it, and it hasnt been that many times.

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Old 07-03-2008, 01:27 AM   #9
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I wouldn't say I'm "exceptional" - in fact now that I've been brewing my own beer for a year, I'm starting to realize that my beers last year were not nearly as good as I once thought they were.

But I've learned to be much more consistent and thorough with my sanitation, and I do a much better job about controlling my fermentation temps now. Also, I've learned that the old adage "less is more" is often true in brewing beer as well, what I mean is that I've figured out that my initial ideas of if 4% ABV is good then 6% ABV must be even better is not always true, same for adding hops and malts - I'm finding restraint to be more successful.

So it wouldn't ever occur to me to call myself exceptional, I'm confident that I can make pretty much any beer any recipe now and pull it off, and I've got more than a few recipes that I more or less made up from scratch that while they haven't won any prizes, my friends and family have been pretty impressed.

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Old 07-03-2008, 01:55 AM   #10
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I think what helps me is i continue to try and out do myself. I also give my beer away freely and ask them to give me honest opinions. You wouldnt believe that some people actually tell me that my beer isnt good. I totally respect that and continue to try and improve on my brewing.

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