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Old 06-14-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Got my groove back....

After making a recent Belgian Wit...more like a Belgian Vinegar, I've been feeling a little down on my brewing. I went back to uber basics. I went above and beyond being anal about sanitation, pitching and fermentation temps and I have two absolute gems going now. I have a robust porter which is pretty much Ed Wort's which is one of the best beers I've ever made, and I have a Hefeweizen ready to bottle which tastes drinkable about of the fermenter.

It only took me 3 years into brewing to learn I can take apart things like auto-syphons and bottle fillers to sanitize them. I would often rack at bottling and leave the fermenter in the basement without emptying it or cleaning it.


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Old 06-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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You go Stella!
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But seriously... I had a couple of those moments recently too.

However, mine were just major brainfarts. I was really tired and brewing three beers at the same time. Unfortunately I put 1 Tbs per gallon of 5.2 stabilizer in one of the mashes (Instead of 1 Tbsp per 5 gallons). That beer came out tasting like salt water.
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