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Old 03-02-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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I'm super new, 1st batch still fermenting and i'm ready to brew again this weekend. I actually want to brew every weekend now

But it brings up a valid question. Am I starting off too much too soon. Should i be waiting for beers to complete and taste and then adjust my style or just keep going. I know I made a few mistakes in the first one and plan on moving that to a secondary today as well (I know it's a huge debate but I'm doing it for clarity and my friend I brew with really wants to move it to secondary)

thoughts on brewing too much too soon. I don't think i can brew enough to get my feet wet but it does bring up a valid question. Thoughts?

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Nope... Brew away. Just be sure to read/research, try to find some area of your brew day you can improve each time (whether it's a new technique you learned or a way to make things smoother).

having multiple batches going helps give you some patience with the ones that still need time...

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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I'm super new, 1st batch still fermenting and i'm ready to brew again this weekend. I actually want to brew every weekend now

But it brings up a valid question. Am I starting off too much too soon. Should i be waiting for beers to complete and taste and then adjust my style or just keep going. I know I made a few mistakes in the first one and plan on moving that to a secondary today as well (I know it's a huge debate but I'm doing it for clarity and my friend I brew with really wants to move it to secondary)

thoughts on brewing too much too soon. I don't think i can brew enough to get my feet wet but it does bring up a valid question. Thoughts?

Thanks,
Go ahead and brew again. I just wouldn't try making the same beer you already have until you've tried it. If you're reading this forum, chances are you'll learn a lot in between batches that can be applied the next time. If you wait until the first is done, you'll be out by the time the next batch is drinkable.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'm definitely not doing the same. Today i'm trying a citrus IPA. I'm still doing extract recipes until i'm comfortable and then going to move to making the mash.

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I'd only suggest to keep really good notes on your brewing schedule, ingredients, ect so when you drink the really good ones you remember what's in the recipe.

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Its good to brew plenty up front. If you don't you will run out of homebrew and wish you had brewed your next batch sooner. It also gives you the opportunity to get the process down while your mistakes are still fresh in your head. I don't know that secondaries are much a debate anymore, they really have limited use and benefit while the negatives are far greater. I would highly encourage you to crumple up those HBS directions and just let that beer sit on the yeast for a few more weeks and put your focus on brewing your next batch.

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Its good to brew plenty up front. If you don't you will run out of homebrew and wish you had brewed your next batch sooner. It also gives you the opportunity to get the process down while your mistakes are still fresh in your head. I don't know that secondaries are much a debate anymore, they really have limited use and benefit while the negatives are far greater. I would highly encourage you to crumple up those HBS directions and just let that beer sit on the yeast for a few more weeks and put your focus on brewing your next batch.
This man know it!! those yeast are working hard for weeks to make your beer better, so let em work. IMHO if you keep your beer simple like APA, you will have an easer time picking up bad tasts. If it's a monkey-ass-mango it may just tast like monkey & ass.
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Brew away..

I brewed 4 batches before I even tasted my first. Getting a good pipeline going makes waiting for brews to age and carb up much easier.

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In the beginning I identified 3 styles that I'd like to explore. I do 4 weeks primary and 4 weeks bottle conditioning, and I brew every 4 weeks. That means by the time I'm ready to sample batch 1, I am also ready to rebrew it with adjustments. Of course now, I have so many "favorites" that I seldome get a chance to try something new, after satisfying all the rebrew requests. But, that's OK.

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Just be sure you have the equipment stock needed to keep the process going with out rushing things. Fermenters, and empty bottles, stock them up. The last thing you want to do is rush the fermenting process or drink green beer to get the needed equipment for your next brew day.

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