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Old 10-14-2011, 01:57 AM   #31
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Canton, IL
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I dump everything in my fermentor. Hot break and all. And sometimes I dont use irish moss/whirlifloc. My SNPA clone looks clear as can be.

I clean using 1-Step only. Have since I started brewing 3 years ago.

Looking at doing some no chill beers.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:59 AM   #32
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I clean using only 1-step. Sometimes, I'm out and just use Dawn.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:07 AM   #33
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Monroe, Georgia
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I bake my yeast cakes and serve them for breakfast

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Old 10-14-2011, 02:10 AM   #34
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i like this thread, nice to see not everyone is so anal on here.

I only cool my wort to 110-120F, and then pitch yeast the next day.
I sometimes get lazy and only clean with hot tap water and dish soap (including fermenters)
I don't worry about the amount of sparge water, if there is too much i save the extra wort for starters
I don't use a stir plate for starters and don't measure OG of wort I'm using for them
I spoon yeast from yeast cakes into clean bottles and then later (sometimes months later) dump the yeast into wort, no washing, no starter.

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:50 AM   #35
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Moline, IL
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Started brewing in late 2005. A hydrometer came with my starter kit. Used it for the first time a few weeks ago.

While I'm sure it's unrelated, the batch I first used my hydrometer on is quite possibly the worst beer I've ever made.

My autosiphon has never seen a "cleaner". It gets rinsed with water, and sanitized before use, but has never seen any oxi, pbw, or anything of that nature. In fact, a lot of my gear gets that treatment. I do break out the oxiclean when carboys have crusted up junk in them.

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Old 10-14-2011, 05:02 AM   #36
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Kingston, NY
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I sometimes dump yeast cake into an unsanitized container and then pitch it directly into the wort.
I have a saison that's been in the same carboy since pitching which was about 4 months ago. I've now moved twice with that carboy sloshing around strapped in my car, haven't tapped it yet but I'm excited to!
I pretty much just rinse my siphon hose out and then use it unsanitized quite often.

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Old 10-14-2011, 05:49 AM   #37
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You guys ain't got nothin!
I secondary the vast majority of my beers!
Also don't use a hydrometer a lot of the time.

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Old 10-14-2011, 06:23 AM   #38
Jun 2011
New York, NY
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I routinely top-off with water straight from the tap.
I never rehydrate dry yeast.
I never wash my equipment - I rinse it to wash the big chunks off after use, and sanitize on brew day.

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Old 10-14-2011, 06:39 AM   #39
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St Louis, MO
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I continue to slowly recirculate my wort into the hop bag throughout the boil AS WELL AS the whole time it's chilling....to "filter" any trub/hot break that settles(especially with BIAB), and then I just move the hose from the mouth of the hop bag, to the mouth of the carboy...and usually forget to sanitize the end of the hose. Makes a nice clear wort and some damn good beer!
Fermenting/Conditioning: Casc/Cent APA, Hoppy Birthday Amarillo/Simcoe IPA(6g American/5g Belgian), Chappist Belgian Dubbel
Bottled/Kegged: Red Rye IPA, Wesside Trip(Westmalle Tripel clone), ESB, Lil Trap (4% Trappist Starter Batch), Robust (Pumpkin) Porter, 3% Little Hopper, "Slick Rick" Old Engine Oil Clone(oaked w/ vanilla and balvenie scotch), Imperial RyePA,
On Deck: Quad, Belgian IPA, Orfy's Mild, Scotch Ale

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:49 PM   #40
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Chapa: I like that idea - it must make really hoppy beer which I'd love.

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