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Old 01-12-2013, 11:24 PM   #181
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I learned that chinook hops are some powerfully bitter hops!!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #182
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I learned that it IS POSSIBLE to get through a brew day without an emergency run to the grocery store, LHBS, or hardware store (or in some cases, all three). First time that's ever happened for me, only took about 8 frantic brewdays.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:24 AM   #183
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I learned that drilling a small hole in a SS keg is not as easy as it would first appear.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #184
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Iīve learn that if you are going to bed late at nigth and your SWMBO is asleep, itīs always better to turn on a ligth and have a disagrement that blasting your face against a door frame, thatīs going to leave a mark...
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:54 AM   #185
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I learned that all grain is not as hard as I thought it would be )
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #186
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I learned when direct heating an Erlenmeyer flask on the stove for a starter to not have it too full and watch the heat like a hawk! Bad sticky boilover!

Also learned that I didn't allow for enough head space in my carboy for shaking up airation once I pitched. I have a stuck fermentation and need to repitch now. I think the purchase of some oxygen and SS diffuser might be a good idea.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #187
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I learned that I can get an AG brew day done, from getting equipment out to having everything cleaned and put away, in about 4 hours...

Hopefully that can be routine.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #188
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I learned to have all the lil stuff cleaned & sanitized before assembling everything & storing. It took all week to get time to clean every lil nit picky piece again for bottling day. Like spigots,hoses,tubes,vinator, Make sure scale batteries are good,etc. Couldn't believe how many little things comprise all that's needed to get the job done.
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i learned how much i miss it when i don't get to brew on a weekend, and what a complete butthead i turn into.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #190
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I learned that I should mark the gallon amounts on my brewing spoon.

And that carbonation will make this weak beer I bottled taste way better
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