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Old 07-20-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Salute to the lazy brewer

You know the guy, you may be that guy. I am that guy. The guy who uses an extract kit (and a no-boil one at that, haha). The guy who may add a few extra hops or a grain bag to the boiling water before he adds the extract, but that’s it. The guy who dumps his “wort” directly into his plastic primary bucket, adds some tap water, waits (no ice baths here) then dumps his dry yeast directly into the fermenter. After a week, he bottles. No secondary fermentation, no hydrometer, nothing. So what if the beer is a little hazy (although I have found even this is usually not the case when using Safale 04).

Will the beer win any awards? No. Is it better than 90% of the beer sold in America? Definitely. Fresh is good.

This hobby is as difficult and exacting as you want to make it. If you want to put in the time and effort you can make a drink exceeding almost anything commercially available. If you want to just boil the stuff and a couple weeks later drink it on the patio on a hot summer evening, you can do that too and enjoy yourself. Let’s remember, this is a beverage we all get rid of 20 minutes later anyway.

So as I sit on my patio watching the sunset, drinking my John Bull no-boil Executive Bitter, I salute you, my grain grinding, wort chilling, partial mashing brethren. Just remember, sometimes good enough really is good enough. Relax and enjoy your homebrew.

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Old 07-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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It's ALL good! The whole point in brewing is that we, the United Federation of Good Beer, are just so sick of the crap that the BMC's of the world have been feeding us. That's my reasoning for home brewing. I used to drink beer to get buzzed and feel ten feet tall and bullet proof, now mind you that was MANY years ago and playing in bands. Now, I actually look forward to the taste.

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Old 07-20-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your streamlined system.
Being happy with your beer is what's important, and it sounds like you are, so cheers

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Old 07-20-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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Default Well, that explains my LHBS

Well, that seems to explain the kit I got from my LHBS.... They didn't seem very hip on promoting anything but the lazy brewer. However, I could have used a more lazy attitude for my first two batches, I think most of my screw-ups are from being to tense and worried about contamination. I think from now on I'm going to assume that air and water will not kill my beer.

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:14 PM   #5
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I hear ya-I just started, but I'd consider myself 'moderately lazy'. The other day I drank my IPA, and then Red Hook's, and I honestly could say that mine tasted better-It was an extract brew with no secondary.

To me-the thing is self-sufficiency. It's a great feeling to have the bulk of what I drink be made in my basement.

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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Here's to all of the Lazier Brewers that did not even bother to detail thier brewing methods and practices as holidayinflorida has.

The ones that are so lazy that they won't even see this post.

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Cheers to laziness, innovation and resourcefulness!

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Cheers! (I was once a Mr. Beer, but became too engrossed, oops).

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:09 PM   #9
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absolutely true. I enjoy home brewing for many reasons, but the main two are, 1. MOST of the stuff I brew taste better than anything I can buy commercially, and, 2. I belive the stuff you buy commercially is way overpriced, partly due to taxes, but nonetheless overpriced. I have a buddy that grows his own smoke (tobacco for those of you who may raise an eyebrow) and I frequently trade him home brew for a lil' tobacco. To me it just dosen't get any better

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Anyone else have this soundtrack in their head when reading this?
http://www.contemporaryinsanity.org/...of-genius.html

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