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Old 03-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Well here it is:



Thanks Dad!

Any last minute tips before I get started?

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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Any last minute tips before I get started?
Nothing that you haven't heard before if you've been lurking these forums for a while.

RDWHAHB!
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I would never use a dead mouse in my beer. It's much better to use live ones. You could probably just steep a dead one, but live ones must be mashed. Actually, smashed and mashed would be best.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #3
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Wow, that looks great. Good luck!

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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Any last minute tips before I get started?
Nice!

1. Make a detailed step by step checklist and use it (actually check things off as you go)
2. Using this checklist, make beer.

Seriously, a checklist is very helpful.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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and 2 great mixes to go with it! which are you going with first? I was a little curious about the American Micro Pale myself,. i think you should go with that.

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:08 PM   #6
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Nice!

1. Make a detailed step by step checklist and use it (actually check things off as you go)
2. Using this checklist, make beer.

Seriously, a checklist is very helpful.
That's probably some pretty good advice. Unfortunately, I've never been a checklist kind of guy. I'm more of a "do it the wrong way several times, and learn from your mistakes," kind of guy.

Do the checklist thing!
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #7
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Sweet setup.
Mine should be here by Friday, I think I know what we are doing this weekend

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:56 PM   #8
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I am planning to do the American Micro Pale Ale first for sure. Time to go clean and santize everything and get started.

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I am planning to do the American Micro Pale Ale first for sure. Time to go clean and santize everything and get started.
Sounds like you have the most important part down.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:02 PM   #10
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So beautiful it almost makes me weepy.... Looking at a gear / recipe kit is like looking at your pregnant wife... you know that if you wait long enough something wonderful is gonna happen.

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