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Old 08-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default What steps of the brewing process annoy you to no end?

Ok, so we all know brewing has so many upsides, but is there anything you dread doing during the brewing process?

For me, it's connecting/disconnecting siphon tubing from my auto-siphon/racking cane/racking spigot. I HATE doing that. I invariably scratch the skin right off of my fingers, because the tubing is JUST too small.

How about the rest of you?

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Old 08-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Why do you take the tubing off your racking cane??

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Old 08-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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I HATE cleanup!

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Yeah, SPARGING. I have no sparge wand or whatever you want to call it. And I have no spigot on my brew kettle so sparging is done by syphoning the water over my grain bed with a 3/8" hose and a towel wrapped around the hose so I dont get burned with the 170deg water. Quite the PITA for a 5.5gal Partial Mash Batch.

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1.Trying to find leaks in the kegger.
2. Cleaning the wort chiller.

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Hmm... I honestly don't think there's any part I really hate. Clean-up's not a ton of fun but I've got my little rituals while I'm setting up and breaking down and it's honestly not that much of a pain.

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I don't really care for the part where you have to clean up the fermenter right after you rack to a secondary or clean up the secondary and bottling mess

And I'm also not really wild about washing the bottles

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I don't think there's anything I don't like. I like bottling even though most people hate it. I don't mind the cleanup because I do it as I go. I designed my CFC to hook onto my sink so cleanup is a breeze. I suppose not being able to fly sparge in the winter is annoying but I just switch to batch sparging.

Actually I hate that my kegerator only holds 2 kegs but unless I move I'm stuck with it.

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And I'm also not really wild about washing the bottles
Ok, I guess there is a part I hate... bottles and everything to do with them... which is why I haven't bottled a beer in a years.
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Filling bottles. I'd love to go to kegging but its just not practical for me right now.

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