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cowgo

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I had a period (earlier this century) where I could only brew maybe 1 in 4 batches of decent beer. The rest were very sour and either grapefruity or anise seed tasting. Blecchhhh. I sadly dumped batch after batch down the drain.

After a greater re-focus on sanitation (giving up bleach and using star san and/or One Step after a PBW'ing) and new equipment, I've had 10 straight excellent beers that were fantastic.

It is such a joy to drink really good beer that you brewed yourself.

Can I get a tru dat from anyone?

I used to brew 2-3 times a year, now it's...what's brewing this weekend? :ban: :ban:
 

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Tru Dat!!!!!!!!!

Nothing like a successful batch of beer to make you feel good about yourself.
 

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McKBrew said:
Tru Dat!!!!!!!!!

Nothing like a successful batch of beer to make you feel good about yourself.
and it just makes you feel good!
:drunk:
 
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chase said:
and it just makes you feel good!
:drunk:
Especially after the third pint...which prompted this post in the first place. :drunk: :mug:
 

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Amen brother!
You need to tell your story to the next guy that swears bleach is the way to go.
Here is to you and your great brews. :mug:
Dancing banana just because I don't use him nearly enough :ban:
 

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Bleach is an effective sanitizer. The reason your infections went away was replacing scratched, pitted, and etched equipment. Still congrats on finding a formula that works for you!
 
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Bleach is an effective sanitizer, except you have to rinse thoroughly. I rinsed with unsterile tap water and reaped the inevitable results. No rinse (star san or one step)...it's the the way to go!:fro: Fro man thinks so too.
 

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cowgo said:
Bleach is an effective sanitizer, except you have to rinse thoroughly. I rinsed with unsterile tap water and reaped the inevitable results. No rinse (star san or one step)...it's the the way to go!:fro: Fro man thinks so too.
You have to agree with Fro Man...
No rinse is the only way to go...
and as to brewing good beer,
I agree completely. I just got back into brewing in November, and my first two
batches SUCKED... I can, and will, drink them... and I am hoping that letting them age will help them, but the simple fact is, they were not great. The next four that I have brewed since then have been great. I can not tell you how good it felt to have people compliment my beer....

Now if we could only get a dancing banana WITH a fro...
:ban: :fro:
 
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