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Old 05-06-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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So I'm curious what some of the best improvements have been for the beers you've made? Non-gear related. Have you started doing one thing every time that has clearly made a significant difference in your beer?

Please share!
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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Patience.

 
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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Attention to detail.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:22 PM   #4
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Attention to detail.
Can you be more specific? Are you talking about exact measurements and note taking, or something else?
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #5
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Basically, everything. I notice in a lot of the "What is wrong with my batch" threads, a common denominator is lack of attention to detail, ie, "I forgot my hops", "I didn't cool my batch before pitching," "I only added half the grain," etc. These are stupid mistakes that could have been avoided by forming a plan and following it during the brew.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #6
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1. Attention to cleaning and sanitizing
2. Full batch boils (equipment related if you need a bigger kettle)
3. Starters.
4. Patience
5. Liquid yeast instead of dry
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:36 PM   #7
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Better recipes. I spend a lot more time looking at/researching recipes. Sort of equipment related since I bought Brewing Classic Styles.

 
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:49 PM   #8
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Creating a custom brew log. Every time I wonder what I did on a prior batch, I update the template with a place for the missing information.l
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:45 PM   #9
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I try to cut down the amount of beer that I drink while brewing.
Sometimes at clean up I'm hatin' life..

 
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
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Whole hops.

 
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