Itís the result of me being a beer nerd.
I read through just about every thread in the AG forum of Home Brew Talk. I pulled out the best practices that I liked. Things like: not always using a secondary, long boils to reduce the volume, having extra DME on hand and temp controlled fermenting seemed solid advice (to name a few). Itís also how I found King Brian the Iís recipe.
For this amber it worked perfectly. No threat of contamination and, after a quick check of the FG, I knew this one was done. No questions.
I couldnít be happier with this recipe. It really is a fantastic brew!
Thereís a must read HBT super thread on the no secondary topic at:
Hope this helps,
(credit aldousbee for the original label design)