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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2013, 02:08:12 PM »
did i ruin my beer? is it going to taste bad?

Ruined is probably a stretch, but based on the fermentations I've done with bread yeast, I wouldn't get your hopes up as far as flavor. Another potential concern would be contamination, since standards for microbial levels in baker's yeast are relatively high. I'd give it at least a full month in the fermenter, assuming you're bottling. Having a bacterial fermentation kick off in the bottles would be a Bad Thing.
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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013, 10:22:51 PM »
I think this is blatant alcohol abuse  :o
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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2013, 02:26:20 AM »
For safety's sake, I might have one beer--but only after I'm well into the boil.  I like to keep the drinking to a minimum when I'm around flame and boiling wort.
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Drinking while brewing
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013, 04:06:27 AM »
It all boils down to the individual in question. Obviously it's a stupid idea to get rip roaring drunk (just about anytime for that matter) but I don't personally have any issues knocking down a pint or three while brewing. Just doesn't have any negative impact on me, personally. In fact, if it's been a long day a couple of pints can help me push through.

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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2013, 05:31:09 AM »
did i ruin my beer? is it going to taste bad?

Ruined is probably a stretch, but based on the fermentations I've done with bread yeast, I wouldn't get your hopes up as far as flavor. Another potential concern would be contamination, since standards for microbial levels in baker's yeast are relatively high. I'd give it at least a full month in the fermenter, assuming you're bottling. Having a bacterial fermentation kick off in the bottles would be a Bad Thing.

i will kegging this brew. any more advice for me?

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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2013, 06:43:18 AM »
did i ruin my beer? is it going to taste bad?

Ruined is probably a stretch, but based on the fermentations I've done with bread yeast, I wouldn't get your hopes up as far as flavor. Another potential concern would be contamination, since standards for microbial levels in baker's yeast are relatively high. I'd give it at least a full month in the fermenter, assuming you're bottling. Having a bacterial fermentation kick off in the bottles would be a Bad Thing.



i will kegging this brew. any more advice for me?


Just tell us how it tastes.

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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2013, 08:01:00 AM »
+1. How does it taste? If it sucks, just dump it. No need in kegging up a beer you can't drinks. And IME bakers yeast makes crummy beer.
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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 09:12:07 AM »
+1. How does it taste? If it sucks, just dump it. No need in kegging up a beer you can't drinks. And IME bakers yeast makes crummy beer.
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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2013, 10:08:12 AM »
This is why some folks wait until wort is in the fermenter before sampling the product. ;)

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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2013, 10:21:24 AM »
It all boils down to the individual in question. Obviously it's a stupid idea to get rip roaring drunk (just about anytime for that matter) but I don't personally have any issues knocking down a pint or three while brewing. Just doesn't have any negative impact on me, personally. In fact, if it's been a long day a couple of pints can help me push through.

+1, I'm with ya Keith.  Somehow to me it seems wrong NOT to enjoy one (or more) of my brews, while I make more.  But my brewing partner (SWMBO) is always there to keep me straight.  Heck, many times it's me helping her brew. 

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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2013, 07:17:08 PM »
Yeah...  I just finished my brew day.  I thought "shoot I know my process.". And popped the cap off a bomber.  I thought I was doing fine until I realized I was sparging with 120* water.  I think that was the only mistake I made today.
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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2013, 04:24:19 AM »
I'm in the "gotta drink homebrew while making more homebrew" camp.  However I definitely try to stay in moderation.  I typically brew weekend mornings so it's not really time until the boil for me anyways....

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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2013, 05:48:35 AM »
I generally only drink beer later on in the evening after everything around the house is done and I'm ready to kick back and relax. My brew days are typically weekday mornings, so my "time to brew beer" and "time to drink beer" don't normally overlap.

I don't have any set-in-stone rules about not drinking while brewing. I'll occasionally have a couple if I have some friends helping out on a brew day. I will say that my sober brews generally turn out better, though.
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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2013, 06:21:05 AM »
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Re: Drinking while brewing
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2013, 06:41:03 AM »
I forgot to add the finishing hops one time.  But of course, that was the time we took a break between mash and boil to run out to a bar.  There were bad decisions abounding on that particular day.

When I realized my error (the next day or sometime later) I made a hop tea to add to the fermenter and all turned out well.

I'll generally have one or two, but definitely the details can slip especially if the one or two are tripels or old ales.
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