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Old 12-21-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
Apr 2011
Troy, Mi
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2011 was my first year of really considering myself a home brewer, despite starting in 2010. But I want to start 2012 right and set some concrete goals!

Here are mine:

1. Move to all grain
2. Create my own recipe that people LOVE, with no outside input and only my knowledge of the ingredients
3. Enter at least one home brew competition

What are your "Brew Year Resolutions" for 2012?

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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Apr 2010
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1. Finish all my DIY projects.
2. See how long I can go without buying beer to take home.
3. Participate in as many HB club activities as possible.
I'm not drunk, I'm from Wisconsin.
We have been out drinking your state since 1848!

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Sep 2011
Chicago, IL
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1. > 60 gallons brewed. I want to be at more than 1 5-gallon batch per month, which is about where I am right now.
2. Brew at least 3 styles of beer that I have never brewed before.
3. Improve my recipes and execution.
Three-Fold Brewing

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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Sep 2010
Seaside, CA
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1. Brew an extract kit for fun (a buddy started me on all grain and I have never tried one)
2. Make a Barley wine to be enjoyed on my 34th Birthday
3. Drink a beer My wife makes (I'd like her to enjoy the activity too)
4. Streamline my process
5. Make a mead
6.Drink Homebrew

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #5
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Mar 2010
Binghamton, NY
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Make more IPAs since they're my favorite. I'm always trying other stuff and when I want an IPA I never have any.

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:03 PM   #6
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Virginia Beach, VA
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I'm going to start banking yeast. In the end I'll save a lot of money and I won't have to worry about whether the strain will be around next year...

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #7
Apr 2011
houston, tx
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1. Brew 8 batches. My wife is pregnant and due in late June. My real goal here is to make a butt-load of beer before that.
2. Brew an all-brett saison.
3. Improve my Robust Porter and enter it in Dixie Cup.
4. Buy/build a cooler mash tun.
Life is too short to drink cheap beer.

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #8
Oct 2011
Denver, CO
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1) Get my temperature control dialed in.

My first efforts have been good, but could have been better. Especially since I plan on brewing lots of Bavarian wheat beer and English bitter, this is my top priority for the near future.

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:13 PM   #9
Feb 2011
Brooklyn, NY
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1) Focus on temperature control/monitoring during fermentation
2) Enter competitions
3) Always pitch the proper amount of yeast
4) Always remember to take the original gravity reading
5) Brew batches bigger than 5 gallons
6) Get an immersion chiller

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Old 12-21-2011, 09:16 PM   #10
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Apr 2010
Cooper City, Florida
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2) Attend the FLABer HB club meetings
Primary: Alt
Primary: Alt
Kegged: Alt

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