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Title: No brained brewing rules
Post by: klickitat jim on March 24, 2013, 01:08:13 AM
Hopefully my first" rule" will set the pace for this thread

1. Beer is good with hotdogs but hotdogs are not good IN beer

2. Its better to add hops before the timer goes off than forgetting to add them all together

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Title: No brained brewing rules
Post by: denny on March 24, 2013, 01:26:05 AM
3. If it sounds like too much work, it IS too much work.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: Siamese Moose on March 24, 2013, 02:24:52 PM
It is good karma to drink while brewing.

It is bad practice to drink too much while brewing.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: Alewyfe on March 24, 2013, 04:14:36 PM
4. If you're brewing on the lift gate of your pick up truck and find yourself standing in sticky liquid, check the valve on your kettle BEFORE you go looking for an engine/transmission/cooling system leak on your truck.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: Slowbrew on March 24, 2013, 05:12:26 PM
If you brew outdoors, get to know your neighbors.  Make sure they know you make beer not meth.

Paul
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: Hokerer on March 24, 2013, 07:28:11 PM
If someone tells you that you have to do a particular brewing task one particular way, never listen to their advice again
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: euge on March 24, 2013, 09:39:32 PM
Break all the rules you possibly can. Then you shall understand the wisdom of those that have gone before...
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: denny on March 24, 2013, 09:54:05 PM
Break all the rules you possibly can. Then you shall understand the wisdom of those that have gone before...

The corollary....

Learn the rules so you'll know which ones to break
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: garc_mall on March 25, 2013, 02:57:03 AM
Learn the rules so you'll know which ones to break

This is where I start. Once you know the rules, and know why the rules exist, you can know when/how to break them.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: erockrph on March 25, 2013, 03:10:30 AM
Just because the majority of brewers do something a certain way, that doesn't mean it's the best/easiest/right way to do it. Experiment for yourself.

Also, take any reference more than 10 years old or so with a grain of salt. Again, experiment for yourself.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: AmandaK on March 25, 2013, 12:13:04 PM
It's only beer. Don't take it too seriously.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: mmitchem on March 25, 2013, 12:26:23 PM
Make brewing a passion. If your significant other limits your hobby - your passion - it is time to ask yourself if they are really worth spending your life with...hahaha
Title: No brained brewing rules
Post by: majorvices on March 25, 2013, 01:14:44 PM
Brew like the wind
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: Jimmy K on March 25, 2013, 01:55:15 PM
If you're thinking of adding one more ingredient for complexity, you may already have too many ingredients.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: beersk on March 25, 2013, 02:15:08 PM
Just because the majority of brewers do something a certain way, that doesn't mean it's the best/easiest/right way to do it. Experiment for yourself.

Also, take any reference more than 10 years old or so with a grain of salt. Again, experiment for yourself.
Quote from: AmandaK
It's only beer. Don't take it too seriously.

I like these two. I tend to take my brewing too seriously.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: gsandel on March 25, 2013, 02:22:45 PM
The beer almost makes itself, we only guide it to make it better.

Relax, your worst beer will still be better (to you) than most beer sold.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: repo on March 25, 2013, 03:45:00 PM
Just because the majority of brewers do something a certain way, that doesn't mean it's the best/easiest/right way to do it. Experiment for yourself.

Also, take any reference more than 10 years old or so with a grain of salt. Again, experiment for yourself.

Generally that is exactly what it means.

There are some very good books  more than 10 years old or so...   How to Brew, Designing Great Beers off the top of my head
Title: No brained brewing rules
Post by: majorvices on March 25, 2013, 03:49:15 PM
Don't ask what your country can brew for you, ask what you can brew for your country.
Title: No brained brewing rules
Post by: denny on March 25, 2013, 03:59:14 PM
It's only beer. Don't take it too seriously.

+1.060!!!
Title: No brained brewing rules
Post by: denny on March 25, 2013, 03:59:59 PM
Brew like the wind

Break like the wind.....
Title: No brained brewing rules
Post by: majorvices on March 25, 2013, 04:34:24 PM
If in doubt, add more hops!
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: tonyp on March 25, 2013, 04:39:59 PM
screw the rules, you don't control me! :)
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: Hokerer on March 26, 2013, 02:06:52 AM
Brew like the wind

Break like the wind.....

That's pretty much the way I read it at first glance, too.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: corkybstewart on March 26, 2013, 02:33:24 AM
Drink every beer you can, brew often, learn from every batch, there are no rules.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: gandelf on March 26, 2013, 12:22:16 PM
Allow your taste buds to guide your brewing, not a recipe; it's the craft in craft brewing.
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: reverseapachemaster on March 26, 2013, 01:56:33 PM
Don't over water your hops. You can kill cascades. (Well I can at least.)
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: james on March 26, 2013, 03:50:06 PM
The first rule is you don't talk about...
Title: Re: No brained brewing rules
Post by: fmader on March 26, 2013, 10:37:21 PM
Quit buying a 6 pack every time you go to Giant Eagle...You're a brewer, dummy!