Originally Posted by nickybhoy
Nice one bud. What's the 5 mistakes you made?
1.) Ran out of sanitizer so I ended up using vodka for the airlock and for its sanitation.
2.) I forgot to preheat my cooler before using it to stepp.. The temp was down to 146 when the timer went off
3.) My stove is not a good fit for brewing beer, its small and electric. I had to use a lid to the pot to get it to boil. I read somewhere that is not a good thing? Moving to an outdoor setup.
4.) My strainer was too small and awkward to use with the cooler. Working on making a manifold which I can also siphon from as I do not have a value.
5.) I forgot to take a SG reading before I topped off in the carboy, leading to inaccurate readings several times.