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Old 01-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #191
jakeperks
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I learned that I can get 5 or 6 more efficiency points and end up with lots more wort with brew in a bag by undertaking some very rudimentary lautering. I managed 70% rather than the 65% I was expecting.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:35 PM   #192
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I learned that you need to make sure all water is out of your IC before puttig it in your boiling wort. Hot steamy water shooting out at you and your new hardwood floor is not a fun time.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #193
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I learned that you need to make sure all water is out of your IC before puttig it in your boiling wort. Hot steamy water shooting out at you and your new hardwood floor is not a fun time.
Haha I learned the same thing this weekend. Luckily I was outside in the garage though.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:46 PM   #194
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Haha I learned the same thing this weekend. Luckily I was outside in the garage though.
Wish I had a garage. I would rather clean that then SWMBO's kitchen
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:48 PM   #195
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Rig a blowoff tube for all beers for now on
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #196
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Rig a blowoff tube for all beers for now on
Funny, I learned that today too.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:07 AM   #197
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I learned that if you're not paying attention... the bottom of a corny keg, especially when wet, can leave nasty, hard-as-hell to clean, SWMBO pissing-off ring shaped stains on carpet...

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:55 AM   #198
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Dec 2012
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I learned to remember that all this brewing equipment has different cleaning needs. My thrumometer is trash cause I've cleaned it carelessly and now it's starting to corrode

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:57 AM   #199
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Funny, I learned that today too.
I started using them when I switched to better bottles

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:44 AM   #200
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I learned that you should take your mash tun size into consideration when deciding to do a large party-gyle brew w/ 26lbs of grain! (luckily I discovered this before starting my mash so I could adjust the recipe for a regular mash)
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