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Old 06-14-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
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Default If you had to HATE one thing about Homebrewing...

Sanitization!

I decided around 8:00 pm last night to bottle my latest brew - it was close to 1:00 am when I was done and cleaned up... We all know the majority of this time was spent sanitizing the bottles! Absolutely hate it! (but love it).

What's your homebrew pet peeve?


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Old 06-14-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
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I don't mind sanitizing as much as cleaning.
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That's a LONG time for bottling a batch of beer! How many gallons was it? It takes me 2 hours at the most for 5.5 gallons, and that includes washing and sanitizing bottles!

If I HATE one thing, it's clean-up!
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That's a LONG time for bottling a batch of beer! How many gallons was it? It takes me 2 hours at the most for 5.5 gallons, and that includes washing and sanitizing bottles!

If I HATE one thing, it's clean-up!
It was a 5 gallon batch... Let's just say I was very anal about sanitizing and had to give some time for my priming sugar solution to cool down (that probably took up a chunk of it). Also bottling alone is kinda tricky, and apparently VERY messy!
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dr sanch... get yourself a Vinator. It makes sanitizing bottles super fast, and easy! It's one of the best gadgets I ever purchased!
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Cleaning.
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dr sanch... get yourself a Vinator. It makes sanitizing bottles super fast, and easy! It's one of the best gadgets I ever purchased!
You just gave me something to do on my lunch break tomorrow. Vinator it is! (and yes, I'm impulsive like that)
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Actually I kind of like the cleaning/sanitizing. It reminds me of back when I worked as a dish washer in a restaurant: I could just turn off my mind and let my muscles go as I scrubbed pots, pans and silverware. It was a very relaxing time.

What I'm not a big fan of is having to remember to swap out the ice in my ferm chamber regularly, especially since I live in the Arizona desert.


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