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Old 04-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Tell me about the Un-Fun part of Brewing

I have been an extract brewer for the past year and have recently started All Grain brewing on a friends 3 tier system. Thinking about building my own set up and I am looking for some info from the group. Mainly - what are the obstacles you all encounter on brew day. From start to finish ...

Before I start building, I am hoping to gather as much information regarding what could go wrong so when I do build my structure I'll have a good idea from the group.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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There are all sorts of places where problems can occur, but that's part of the fun, IMHO.

Cleanup is the least fun for me. Dumping 30-100 lbs of heated, soaked grain, disposing of said grain, scrubbing kettles, running hot water and/or caustic solution through all hoses/fittings, and then mopping the inevitable leftover mess...not fun!


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Old 04-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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I second the cleanup part. I used to think bottling sucked too, but I must say I've come to enjoy it.
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clean up for sure and the steam burn on my wrist...
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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I agree on the clean up part. I do clean up as much as I can as I go, But it would be great if after we pitched the yeast some beer gnomes would come in and clean up the mess.
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I second the cleanup part. I used to think bottling sucked too, but I must say I've come to enjoy it.
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Waiting by far the worst, I have no patience! I want to drink it NOW!!!!!
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Waiting by far the worst, I have no patience! I want to drink it NOW!!!!!
Waiting is definitely one of the worst parts. Bottling used to be the worst until I got a kegging setup. And I made a DIY beergun so sometimes I'll just carb the beer in a keg then bottle it from there. Cleanup sucks too. I suppose I can't really decide which is the worst.
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definitely waiting!
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:08 PM   #10
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Yeah, the cleaning sucks. Which is why it's always nice to invite a friend over for brew day. For the cost of a couple of home brews (pennies), they usually feel obligated to help. Works for me anyway.....


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