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Old 10-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default Simple tip for beginners - brew more for better beer!

This may sound obvious, but I really think it's an overlooked, but beneficial practice!

Brew more often! Seriously, not just because more practice brewing makes you a better brewer, but when you have a steady stream of multiple brews, you are far more likely to be patient with subsequent beers. More patience will equal greater results- even if the patience comes about from distraction. When you brew a beer, ferment it, and then bottle it, you are excited to try it. You can't wait. You may find yourself bottling ales after 10 days in primary, putting it in the fridge after only a week of carbing and drinking it after only a couple hours in the fridge. However, when you start another brew as soon as you rack and bottle the first, or even use a second fermenter while the first is still fermenting, you'll develop a nice little back-log of beers - before long, you'll find you've got plenty of beers that have been conditioning for several weeks or more. The best part is, it's not even intentional. It takes the agony out of waiting.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Yup getting a pipeline of beers going is a must I brew every week or twice a week but I´ll have to slow down by the end of the year I already have more beer than I can drink conditioning, and if I keep going like this I´m out of bottles kegs and storage space.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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I brew every other week and give away at least 25% of my brews, and that keeps a good pipeline. My kegerator only holds two brews anyway!

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I do about every other week too. And when I have enough full batches floating around fermenting/aging/waiting to be drank I'll do a small batch BIAB style for fun. Probably a bigger beer of some kind. Or a test batch of something.

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Another good way...bring in people who are interested and teach them. You would be amazed how much you learn by speaking and showing your process to others. Plus it shares our hobby.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #6
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Brew twice a week? Good Lord - you have to drink 14 beers a day to keep up with that supply.

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Brew twice a week? Good Lord - you have to drink 14 beers a day to keep up with that supply.
Last week I brewed 18 gallons a 12 gallon and a 6 gallon batch. My friends drink a lot of my homebrew, of course they contribute in a little tip jar that I keep at home to buy grains and hops.
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Man... 18 gallsons... are you married? My wife is already pushing back about me brewing a second batch before the first is done!

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My wife is already pushing back about me brewing a second batch before the first is done!
Tell your wife she can't buy any more shoes/clothes/shampoo/makeup until what she has are all used up! (<--- That's not the WINK smiley, that's the black eye sok454 will receive for following my advise).

My SWMBO had a dream last night that there was someone in the attic that crawled around low to the ground like a racoon, and woke me up at about 4:30 a.m. saying that I had to get up there to check it out. When I told her no, she demanded that I hire an exterminator to examine the attic today. I haven't gotten my black eye yet, but it's coming! Sadly, better than a $150.00 exterminator bill....
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Yeah I´m married my wife helps me a lot and she is a hop head so I always have to have IPA and hop burst APA ready to drink for her.
Last week I tought about resting for that week and she actually encourage me to brew her IPA (I build a recipe just for her).
I guess I´m lucky she enjoy beer much as I do. I am a happy man.

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