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Old 10-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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So tell me guys (gals?)....what kinds of success rates have you experienced?

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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Define success rate?

So far in ~30 batches I have had two issue batches. One was due to using a fermenting bucket that was Dad's old one and apparently the reason he quit was due to an infection issue( thanks for telling me this after I brew my first batch). Second was a fermenting WAY too hot issue. Both were drinkable, just not great.

Or do you mean tastes amazing vs not amazing. That is like cooking, sometimes you make something and it is amazing, next time you do everything the same and it is meh.

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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Success being defined as...

I've been successful in making beer every time I've tried, but have I always been successful in making great beer? No. But obviously those failures and less than stellar batches haven't convinced me to give up this hobby.

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Guess that was way too vague. Success being a "decent" drinkable beer. Failure being watering the grass with it...

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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Then 100% success for me.

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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I also will have to say 100% ....as long as you are cleaning everything and sanitating well there should ALWAYS be drinkable beer...if you don't clean and sanitize then you end up with something similar to drinking vinegar

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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100% with the occasional, I'll drink it, but I'm not doing that again.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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Very reassuring. Starsanned everything either directly or in ss and water bathe.

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #9
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100% for me also.

I have one experiment where I ran a small batch from the grain after the initial mash. It is thin weak and highly hopped. (IPA) Not great but drinkable.

33 batches BTW.

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #10
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First batch. Looking forward to the next batch already. And enjoying the first of course.

 
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