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A simple way to organize boil additions
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:10:59 PM »
I'm sure others probably do something similar, but I thought I would share how I organize my boil additions:



The containers are Glad 4oz disposables, like these: http://www.amazon.com/GladWare-Round-4-Ounce-Containers-8-Count/dp/B000EGBLBM



Just write the minutes on the lid with sharpie.

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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 07:15:42 PM »
My LHBS sells their hops in clear canisters with white lids and that is what I use to do the same thing.  I have lids with FWH to 0 increments and measure out the hops and put them in.
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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 07:44:24 PM »
Yeah I have some labeled S for sparge and M for mash to put salt additions in also. Definitely keeps me from having to think on brew day! That would be dangerous.

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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 08:36:50 PM »
Ziplocks work.  If I'm actually preparing them in advance I might vacuum seal them, since I have to reseal the lb. bags anyway.
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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 03:55:24 AM »
I have a pile of paint trimming containers.  They are labeled 1,2,3... so any additions (hops, Irish Moss, yeast nutrient or whatever) go in order.  That way I can check off each addition on the sheet as I go.  Keeps me on track most of the time.

I like the idea of lids though.  I don't know how many times I've knocked one of mine over.

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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 05:58:15 AM »
I use these all the time, although I put a piece of masking tape on the lid and write on the masking tape, that way they can be re-used.
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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 06:14:02 AM »
If I only have 2 or 3 additions I put the FWH in my kettle and the other one or two in bowls. Otherwise they go in ziploc bags with the name, quantity and time written on it (Nugget 0.18oz 60min, Citra 1oz flameout, etc). Those bowls are a nice idea, but if I have more than 3 additions I generally have so many that the bowls would get unwieldy.
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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 08:27:02 AM »
I just fly by the seat of my pants and measure them out right before I need them. Surely I can't be the only one! :)
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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 08:48:50 AM »
I do something similar, but your approach (including the time) is an improvement.  Thanks.

Coincidently, I looked at this thread right after one titled "Drinking while brewing."  Seems like they may work together nicely...

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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 09:33:34 AM »
Mise en place works very well, especially if one brews, as I often do, in a location separate from where the supplies and measuring equipment are kept.  The brew day itself should be relaxing and fun while following the script.  I do all my worrying and measuring in the weeks and days prior to brewing.  Between steps, I prefer to relax and chat with friends or clean up equipment and put it away.  Shortens up the brew day.

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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 09:46:21 AM »
I use stainless steel cups that I wrote on the side with sharpie.  I really like the idea of lids though, because I've knocked over more than one salt addition.  I'm switching.   8)

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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 09:47:23 AM »
I just fly by the seat of my pants and measure them out right before I need them. Surely I can't be the only one! :)

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A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 10:20:27 AM »

I just fly by the seat of my pants and measure them out right before I need them. Surely I can't be the only one! :)

Me too! Plenty of time between additions to weigh them out and BeerSmith's brew day timer function keeps me on track
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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2013, 10:23:42 AM »
I just fly by the seat of my pants and measure them out right before I need them. Surely I can't be the only one! :)

You are not Amanda.  I do the same thing. 

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Re: A simple way to organize boil additions
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013, 11:49:29 AM »
I just fly by the seat of my pants and measure them out right before I need them. Surely I can't be the only one! :)

You are not Amanda.  I do the same thing.

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