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Old 12-23-2012, 04:46 PM   #101
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Nov 2007
Closter, NJ
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I'd like to brew at least once a month. That was the one 2012 goal that I fell short of (only 10 batches in 2012)

Other than that I'd like to start brewing a few lagers (Oktoberfest) and some higher gravity ales that I can age like a RIS.

For me 2012 was a year of investing in my equipment and setup (chest freezer and temp controller for fermentation, grain mill, stir plate, additional kegs). Now that I have all the bells and whistles I'd like to just hunker down and brew and share my beer with friends and family.
Jane Street Brewhaus

On Deck: Jamil's Evil Twin
Primary: N/A
Conditioning:Bohemian Pilsner
On Tap:Win-Sane IPA #3, Double Minor Dubbel

"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
-Dave Barry

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #102
Oct 2011
Airdrie, AB, Canada
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1: fermentation temp control
2: 75-80% efficiency
3: perfect my yeast bank.
4: use better water.
There are beers in my carboys and my bottles.

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #103
Oct 2011
Princeton, TX
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Primary: Learn to weld
Secondary: Build a semi-automated brew sculpture.

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #104
Jan 2012
peoria, il
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Build a cooler mash tun and fab up a coil IC. Start going all grain.

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #105
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May 2011
New Port Richey, Florida
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[QUOTE=kman6234;4710211]I'd like to brew at least once a month. That was the one 2012 goal that I fell short of (only 10 batches in 2012)

As long as they were 20 gallon batches your good. Keep 12 tap kezzer pipline without fail, add doors to finish kezzer.
Home of the 12 Tap keezer

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:33 PM   #106
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Mar 2008
the Desert, CA
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My goals for 2013:
  • finish homebrew automation [or at the very least, finish my brew rig]
  • better fermentation control [ie refridgerator]
  • brew a sour beer
Primary 1: pale ale
Primary 2: blondie

My mid-century modern keezer build thread.

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #107
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Feb 2011
Santa Rosa, CA
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  • convert the 2 sankes i have to keggles
  • perfect my IPA (almost there) + 1 other house beer
  • build a keezer
  • build a single tier stand (probably won't happen)
  • read "Yeast"
  • mess around with my water chemistry
On Deck Northeast IPA
On Deck Toasted Coconut Milk Stout
Kegged Maris Otter & Mosaic SMaSH
Kegged Session IPA
Kegged Creme Brulee Stout

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #108
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Jan 2012
The Great North Woods, New Hampshire
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I have so many ideas in my mind, but I'm going to keep this list to things I know I can do. I'm keeping it manageable, because I don't want to get overwhelmed. ("Hey, honey. How about I build a brew shack outside? No? Ah. Hmm. Okay. We'll talk about it.")

In no particular order:
  • Enter at least one homebrew competition (check! Signed up for one yesterday. Just need to send the beer in a few weeks.)
  • Brew a sour saison/farmhouse ale
  • Brew a russian imperial stout
  • Brew (?) a mead
  • Learn to cultivate wild yeast. Use that yeast and water from the stream behind my house to brew a very, very local beer (a saison, most likely)
  • Start really nailing down my efficiency
  • Give a little more attention to the science side of brewing (ph levels, for example)
  • Lose weight, still brew and drink beer

I could list more, but I'm going to keep it small for now.
PRIMARY: Subtle 1 (12, pale ale brewed with Warrior, Cascade, US-05), Subtle 2 (13, same beer but with Nottingham)

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Old 12-24-2012, 01:05 AM   #109
Dec 2012
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Brew my 1st 5 gallon batch solo

Exploit the characteristics that I most enjoy

Be patient

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Old 12-24-2012, 02:15 AM   #110
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For all the folks who have lose weight or excercise more as resolutions, beer can help! I've started running and brewing podcasts have made it much easier, or at least less boring.
The only thing worse than dumping beer is serving beer you should have dumped.

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