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Old 01-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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May 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana
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It's been almost a year since I started brewing (maybe 6 months of doing AG), and I finally had my first perfect brew day!

It's been a lot of trial and error getting a system down and hitting the right mash temps. After 4 AG batches though, I finally got it down perfect with no mishaps, and I'm so happy it was with my Samuel Smith's Oatmeal stout clone
Primary 1: Doppelbock
Primary 2: Dubbel (Demaciale)
Bottled/Kegged:Storm Giant IPA, Bananas Foster Ale, Storm Giant IPA, Black IPA (Head Hop IPA), Hefeweizen, Chipotle Ale (Juan More Cerveza)

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Old 01-16-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Jul 2011
Louisville, KY
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Awesome beer to have your first perfect brew day on. I too am just starting to learn my system and feel like I just had my first perfect brew day. My beer was Denny Conn's Wry Smile Rye IPA.
If God wanted us to filter our beer, he wouldn't have given us livers

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Old 01-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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I'm 30 batches into my all grain habit and I'm still not happy to call one a "perfect" day... getting close though!

BJCP Master Beer Judge

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #4
Dec 2009
Columbus, Ohio
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I was one minor mishap from having one today. After doughing in, I was 1.5 degrees high. But I made an adjustment and within 5 minutes was off and mashing.
Keg #1: Oatmeal Stout

Fermenter #1: Scottish 80/-
Fermenter #2: BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #5
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Apr 2010
Cincinnati, Ohio
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After 1.5 years doing all grain batched I've not had a single brew day where at some point I didn't scream obscenities. Then again, my set up is really ghetto.

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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I think your beer is ruined. You need to send it to me for proper disposal.

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