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Old 07-17-2012, 09:29 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by NordeastBrewer77 View Post
I know that a few on this site regularly post about month long primaries being the 'be all and end all' of making good beer, I myself even bought into that when I first started out, but it's definitely not the common practice amongst the brewers (pro and home) that I've spoken with. Hate to say it, but if you're needing a month or more for you average sized beers to taste right, you're doing something wrong.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #102
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Excellent commentaries throughout. It really does come down to what pleases the individual. Brewers are like most folks and if they do something one way and the beer turns out great they are likely to brew with that method/technique again, really never knowing what exactly what it was that influenced the superior result. Might have been time on cake, temp, mash, pitching rate, but they will want to repeat the success and will do all steps identically to the original. That is one reason for so many opinions. Lots of ways to make good beer and most are probably as good as the next. To each his own is a good motto for home brewers.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #103
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I was searching "pipeline + planning" and stumbled into this post.

I have been spending far too much money on the gourmet IPAs that I love.

I'm trying to get my home pipeline flowing so that I can cut that cost by 2/3.

I have transitioned from consuming a month before bottling to spending two weeks before kegging. I don't feel that it's ideal but when the pipeline is full of drinkable hop bombs then I can back it off a bit and determine where in the middle ground the sweet spot lies.

Thanks for all your help -

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:28 AM   #104
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Spot on IMO. What else is there to say but he is right. There are such things as 4 week turn around beers out there that we can make. With today's yeast and techniques . I'm seeing fermintation ending a lot sooner. Sometimes my bottles only sit in the fridge a couple hours because people gobble them up. I've even had them drink it warm with no fridge conditioning lol. No matter what I tell them about bottle conditioning there like WTF this is good !

Unless your entering some kind of competition . Is there really any point to hit all the score points ? My s??ity first batch was better than anything I could buy in the store.

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