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Old 12-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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So I am new to homebrewing. brewed my first batch a while back and obviously didn't do enough research because it turned out horrible. I have done a lot of reading since them and although there are different opinions on just about every little step in the process. one thing seems to be agreed upon by all seasoned brewers and that is to record everything in the process so you can isolate what whent wrong or remember exactly what was done right if some how you make the best beer ever. i was just wondering if anybody had any kind of organized worksheet for recording information on. or atleast a list of everything I need to keep track of. Any help would be much appreciated

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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Here's mine.

2shared - download grainmethod.docx

The step by step language steps are obviously customized for my equipment, and leave out some steps that are obvious enough to be assumed.

I come from a production floor background, so my key driver was time management. I'm trying to figure out what steps can be run in parallel, and what steps take up too much time - then seeing what can be done to optimize those steps.

This is what led me to buy a better burner and plate chiller, and also made me understand what steps are truly gating my total brew time, and which steps aren't.

To that end, you can ignore my notes, and just look at the time table on the 2nd page if you want...

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Old 12-20-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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If you're brewing one of the better kits,it'll have a worksheet with the instructions. Or one that's downloadable.
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i keep a notebook and just write down time and details that I do each step

ie 1:10 start heating strike water;
2:30 start boil, add 1.5oz columbus 14.4%

then i keep track of each gravity and temp check while fermenting, dry hop additions/amounts, bottle/keg volumes etc

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Old 12-20-2011, 08:22 PM   #5
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I used these until I made my own modeled off of it and Braukaiser's sheets.

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My brewsheet is shown in pic #1.

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I used these until I made my own modeled off of it and Braukaiser's sheets.

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I made my own, but it was off of Kaiser's version...
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Thank you all for the replies. i have already added the brewers friend website to my favorites. it looks as though i will be using that as a refence in a lot of different areas. this should help me keep stuff organized.

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here's some I use...

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Beersmith, it keeps track of everything I need and allows me to print out a brewday sheet to keep track of things while I'm brewing.
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