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Fastidious brewer. Exact recipes only. 12 8.70%
I make slight adjustments towards perfection. 21 15.22%
I use basic recipes but may sub or make big adjustments. 20 14.49%
I always loosely follow a recipe 11 7.97%
I have multiple "GOTO" repeat recipes, but experiment too. 28 20.29%
I have 1 or 2 repeats and the rest are experiments 37 26.81%
I may occasionally repeat a good one, but usually not. 21 15.22%
Every brew is new. 18 13.04%
I watch my dog brew. 7 5.07%
What was the question? 6 4.35%
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Well????

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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Bipolar. I go between the two extremes! I usually try to be organized and plan everything out, but I always forget crap and have to shoot from the hip anyway

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Bipolar. I go between the two extremes! I usually try to be organized and plan everything out, but I always forget crap and have to shoot from the hip anyway
LOL. That's me in a nutshell as well. Hence my title.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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Strangely enough I enjoy it too lol. I enjoy planning and preparation, but I also enjoy those mcgyver moments.

I once hand stitched a grain bag out of a square of cheesecloth and brown thread in like 10 minutes because I forgot to buy muslin bags

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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Wow, all on the same page so far. Thought I was the only one...

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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All of the above. Half the fun is brewing new styles or making up your own.

Oh crap, extra cascade? Toss it in. Well... what... if... it... who cares? Still gonna be beer!!!

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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Strangely enough I enjoy it too lol. I enjoy planning and preparation, but I also enjoy those mcgyver moments.

I once hand stitched a grain bag out of a square of cheesecloth and brown thread in like 10 minutes because I forgot to buy muslin bags
On my last brew which was also my second all-grain i attempted to sparge through a collander for sprinkling effect only to find that my collander was too narrow to rest above my MLT. So I dug around and found some twine and tied the handles of the collander tight to the outside handles of my MLT to suspend it above the grain bed. Looked ugly but it worked!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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I tend to stick to the same styles that I enjoy but experiment with different hops, yeast, specialty grains, dry hopping amounts/times stuff like that. Seems like the best beer always comes from mistakes though. I had an amazing pale ale once where I got a liitle too tipsy before the boil started. I completely screwed up my hop additions. I ended up adding all the hops, just not at the times I intended. And in my drunken stupor, I didn't keep track of the changes so I have no idea how to duplicate it.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #9
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I make Sahti and Punkin' Ale every year but that's pretty much the only ones I repeat.

Though there are patterns, like making a session with some interesting ingredients every summer. This year it's a Southeast Asian Witbier made with Indian coriander, ginger root, and lemongrass. NOM!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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I shoot from the hip anally retentively.

 
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