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Old 11-04-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Brew Day Checklist ??

I've read some posts that suggest a brew day checklist.. so that everything is there and clean before starting.. no last minute searching for something that might interrupt the process.

I know Revvy has mentioned he has his process.. I did a quick search but didn't find anything.. unless it's buried in a thread someplace. Didn't see a Wiki.. etc.

So, here I am wanting to brew a extract ale with grains.

Anybody have a checklist for a simple process like this? Or one I can modify for extract brewing from an AG list?

So far, I have:
Kit which includes LME, Crystal grains, hops, whirlfloc
Filtered water
Steeping Pot
Boiling Pot
Propane and Cajun Cooker
Thermometer
Mixing Spoon
Saran Wrap or Alum foil
Bucket of Sanitizer
Spray bottle of Sanitizer
Chiller with attached hoses

Any further suggestions.. I have to be missing something.

Bottling Day Checklist comes next....

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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You forgot beer.

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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Just a couple of suggestions:

  • Have a few bottles of homebrew at the ready
  • Pull yeast out of fridge to warm up (smack if necessary) or have your starter ready to go
  • Fermentation vessel and airlock or blowoff tube
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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There are really three checklists in my opinion:

Process checklist -- this covers everything on brew day from prep all the way through racking to the fermenter and cleaning up

Equipment checklist -- this covers every little piece of brewing equipment, tubing, funnel, buckets, screwdriver, whatever else you may need on brew day. This includes any equipment prep like rinsing out stuff, sanitizing your cold-side equipment. DONT FORGET PROPANE and ICE. Those things usually require prep far in advance of brew day, at least they do in my brewery.

Ingredients checklist -- this covers everything that goes in the beer. Water, grain, extract, hops, whirlfloc, salts, etc. This should be detailed and include any prep like filtering salts & pH adjustments for water, milling grain, or weighing out and organizing each addition for hops based on when it goes in. DON'T FORGET YOUR YEAST STARTER. This also requires prep far in advance of brew day.

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
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Hydrometer and testing vessel
Tool to get sample for hydro test.
Book to write down process, in case you end up with a great beer.

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
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I've used the "all-grain" version of this list with great success.

It's from Brewers Friend

And the recipe check list here

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Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.

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Very top of your list should be DEEP BREATH - RELAX....

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A list, written out ahead of time (ie, sober) , spelling out your mash/strike temps, volumes, hop schedule, etc.

If you use a socket wrench to tighten hose clamps on the IC or whatever, make sure you know where the right-sized sockets are.

A timer!!

Old towels for the inevitable drips and minor spills on the floor.

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You forgot beer.
And music.
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And laptop so you can goof around on HBT during the stretches of downtime.

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