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Old 06-10-2008, 08:38 PM   #11
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Waiting for a keg to blow so I can brew another batch is a drag.
Not waiting for a keg to blow so I can brew another batch means the backlogged beers go weird on me.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:39 PM   #12
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That Murphy's Law is alive and well.

 
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:42 PM   #13
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I also learned that when you really need a keg, that one you think is going to blow any minute will be bottomless.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #14
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I've learned that my beer really IS better than store-bought! I still am surprised with every batch...not sure if it is the freshness, the originality, or what...but it's damn good! I've learned that you don't have to know a whole lot about the process to make great beer. Just keep everything sanitized, hit your mash and fermentation temps within a couple degrees, and be patient. And I've also learned (at least for me) home brewing is cheaper!
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:59 PM   #15
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I've learned to keep a number extra kegs, so you never have to wait for one to blow before brewing another batch.

I've also learned that "number" keeps going up.

 
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:59 PM   #16
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Beer is equal parts art and science

+1 on that.

I have also learned that even when things don't go right, your beer can still turn out damn good
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:00 PM   #17
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Well, not actually something I learned from homebrewing, but relearned. Patience.... Since I started brewing I have again learned the importance of patience.
Here Here!!! I take greatt joy in the time that I spend brewing, and savor every moment of it!
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:04 PM   #18
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Alright, a magic restart will fix any computer problem (learned that before brewing...)

My woodworking skills:

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I think I will brew tomorrow to check out the virgin crush
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:28 PM   #19
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How to distinguish flavor components in food and drink and determine their origin
This is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thread title. I smell my food now whereas I didn't do that before. And smelling is a big component of taste.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:40 PM   #20
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My woodworking skills:
Did Biermuncher help you cut the plywood? Perhaps a bit of sanding would be a good idea to avoid splinters, and maybe redo a couple of those nails. Or just get a tetanus booster shot.

Seriously though, it looks like it will get the job done! It's a fairly ambitious hopper design, compared to some I've seen.

 
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