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Old 08-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Ok, so we all know brewing has so many upsides, but is there anything you dread doing during the brewing process?

For me, it's connecting/disconnecting siphon tubing from my auto-siphon/racking cane/racking spigot. I HATE doing that. I invariably scratch the skin right off of my fingers, because the tubing is JUST too small.

How about the rest of you?


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Old 08-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Why do you take the tubing off your racking cane??


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Old 08-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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I HATE cleanup!
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:08 PM   #4
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Yeah, SPARGING. I have no sparge wand or whatever you want to call it. And I have no spigot on my brew kettle so sparging is done by syphoning the water over my grain bed with a 3/8" hose and a towel wrapped around the hose so I dont get burned with the 170deg water. Quite the PITA for a 5.5gal Partial Mash Batch.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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1.Trying to find leaks in the kegger.
2. Cleaning the wort chiller.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:11 PM   #6
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Hmm... I honestly don't think there's any part I really hate. Clean-up's not a ton of fun but I've got my little rituals while I'm setting up and breaking down and it's honestly not that much of a pain.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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I don't really care for the part where you have to clean up the fermenter right after you rack to a secondary or clean up the secondary and bottling mess

And I'm also not really wild about washing the bottles

 
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:17 PM   #8

I don't think there's anything I don't like. I like bottling even though most people hate it. I don't mind the cleanup because I do it as I go. I designed my CFC to hook onto my sink so cleanup is a breeze. I suppose not being able to fly sparge in the winter is annoying but I just switch to batch sparging.

Actually I hate that my kegerator only holds 2 kegs but unless I move I'm stuck with it.
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And I'm also not really wild about washing the bottles
Ok, I guess there is a part I hate... bottles and everything to do with them... which is why I haven't bottled a beer in a years.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:21 PM   #10
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Filling bottles. I'd love to go to kegging but its just not practical for me right now.



 
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