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Old 05-20-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default What is your least favorite part of the brewing process

For me it's hands down bottle preparation!

I like filling and capping, but the soaking, rinsing, and sanitizing part just plain ain't fun!


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Old 05-20-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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Cleaning...and bottling


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Old 05-20-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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Juggling the kid, cleaning, trying to keep things quick while I'm in the kitchen so SWMBO doesn't get too impatient with me taking up all the space....

There are so many variables involved on brew day and bottle day that I like to be as thorough as possible when cleaning and sanitizing so I spend literally hours trying to prep everything. I really should find a more efficient way.
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Cleaning. Whether it is. The mash tun, the keggle, bottles, it don't matter. I hate cleaning anything that don't come in the shower with me.

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I really should find a more efficient way.
lol, I agree, I find that no matter how much I prepare, I'm always finding myself in a hectic state at least once or twice during the brewing process!
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Just like cooking, my nemesis in brewing is cleaning. I loved working in a restaurant where I cooked and didn't have to clean. Now I just need to get a job as head brewer!
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I always think I've left some nasty critter in my racking cane and the tubing I use between HLT, MLT and BK. I hate obsessing over it and thinking I haven't gotten it all cleaned out.
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I always think I've left some nasty critter in my racking cane and the tubing I use between HLT, MLT and BK. I hate obsessing over it and thinking I haven't gotten it all cleaned out.
I'm always worried about the tubing and the autospihon since those are the hardest to clean (IMO). You just can't really get in there to know it's clean and sanitized, so you just have to trust yourself that you did it right. And I REALLY hate re-cleaning the fermenter if it's been left empty a while. I try to do a reasonable right after I rack, but mine lives in the garage when it's empty and that place is just a dust and dirt magnet.


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