so what's the worst part of brewing for you - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > so what's the worst part of brewing for you

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
scottab
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
hawthorne, nj
Posts: 346
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts



The worst part of brewing for me is the waiting. Waiting for the right temp to steep, waiting for the boil, waiting for the hop or other ingredient additions, waiting for the wort to cool, waiting for the fermentation to complete, waiting for the beer to carb up, waiting to start the whole process all over again... second worst is bottling.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
highgravitybacon
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Posts: 923
Liked 216 Times on 152 Posts


The moment just before you open a bottle from the batch for the first time. I always fret if it's going to be crappy.



4
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #3
Teromous
Beer Gnome
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Teromous's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 2,958
Liked 560 Times on 306 Posts


Cleanup.

The next in line would be waiting for a good day to brew on, or a day I am free to brew.

7
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #4
bad67z
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
bad67z's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,878
Liked 110 Times on 77 Posts


Cleaning, I saw a quote once that summed it up for me.

"If you like washing dishes, you will love homebrewing".

9
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
downtown3641
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 572
Liked 94 Times on 42 Posts


It's not so much a part of brewing. But, I hate not having a lot of time to brew. I have to plan pretty far in advance to find time to brew once a month.
__________________
Kegged: Dusseldorf Altbier, Mild
Up next: Belgian Wheat/Rye, Kolsch

3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #6
ThaBrewFather06
Recipes 
 
Feb 2013
Posts: 203
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts


Waiting and bottling, lol I hate waiting a month to drink my creations and bottling takes FOREVER!!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 06:29 PM   #7
Cyclman
I Sell Koalas
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Cyclman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Aurora, CO
Posts: 6,156
Liked 722 Times on 604 Posts


Hangovers. All the rest if worth it.
__________________
Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote

Why does Happy Hour limit happiness to 1/24 of the day?

4
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
PhelanKA7
Relax? RELAX?!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
PhelanKA7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Indy
Posts: 997
Liked 102 Times on 77 Posts


I hate cleaning. I often sit down and think how I can either clone myself or build a robot to do all the mundane stuff for me and I can just sit and stare at Beersmith.
__________________
http://beerismypassion.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #9
KBentley57
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Birmingham, AL
Posts: 245
Liked 25 Times on 21 Posts


Another vote for cleaning. It's really bad if you time all the rackings to happen at the same time (for wine). Six carboys each racked into the next, with cleaning inbetween each. I try to only do it every few months if I can, but it can easily take a whole saturday to clean all the stuff, rinse bottles, clean up the mess in the kitchen, eat lunch, fix dinner, ect...

I think "carboy swishing" should be added to a list of aerobic exercises somewhere. Shaking a 6 gallon carboy with a gallon of cleaner for 5 min at a time is a real workout, when you do it most of a day.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #10
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 16,864
Liked 2835 Times on 2123 Posts


Once I switched to kegging I actually enjoyed every phase of brewing - except for lugging full kettles of brewing water to my rig, and lugging full carboys from my rig to my fermentation fridge.

I solved the first one by bringing the water to the kettles in jugs, but I still have no solution to lugging carboys. I once saw a thread where a home brewer actually ran the output of his plate chiller down a dedicated hose to his basement fermenters (which I thought was brilliant) but unfortunately my wort has to move higher, not lower, so there'd at least have to be a pump involved.

#Firstworldhomebrewerproblems

Cheers!



Idrum6969 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Worst Part About Homebrewing kdsarch General Techniques 120 02-23-2011 08:21 AM


Forum Jump