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Random Laws of the brewday #266
« on: May 12, 2010, 01:29:30 PM »
266:  If the brew day has gone wicked smoothly and you are near the end...

You forgot something!


This time it was the Irish moss.  Again.  Last time I brewed this recipe I also forgot!
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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 01:47:15 PM »
Maybe this beer is telling you it WANTS to be cloudy.   ;)
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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 01:58:01 PM »
Try using a checklist and a mise en place (that is, set out everything you need in a specific order). I use a Brewsmith brew sheet printout and I place my ingredients out in small Pyrex cups in the order in which they will be used.
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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010, 02:43:54 PM »
Try using a checklist and a mise en place (that is, set out everything you need in a specific order). I use a Brewsmith brew sheet printout and I place my ingredients out in small Pyrex cups in the order in which they will be used.

Oh believe me I do that also.  I start prepping about 6 days in advance usually.  Something about little munchkins running around gets me slightly distracted...  No, I can't blame them either.  The truth is, even if I were 100% prepped and on the ball I would get distracted at some point!   ::)

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 02:44:18 PM »
Try using a checklist and a mise en place (that is, set out everything you need in a specific order). I use a Brewsmith brew sheet printout and I place my ingredients out in small Pyrex cups in the order in which they will be used.

I took this idea one step further. Using those $2.00 kitchen timers, I set a timer for every kettle edition. Best $10.00 I ever spent.  ;D

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 02:54:25 PM »
Try using a checklist and a mise en place (that is, set out everything you need in a specific order). I use a Brewsmith brew sheet printout and I place my ingredients out in small Pyrex cups in the order in which they will be used.

I took this idea one step further. Using those $2.00 kitchen timers, I set a timer for every kettle edition. Best $10.00 I ever spent.  ;D

I use the timer on the microwave, but same concept. :-) I use it for the mash, then for the boil. (Just in case I accidentally hit the wrong button and cancel the timer, I write the start time on the brewsheet.)
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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 10:06:59 AM »
I have a mental block against irish moss.  Its been 40 gallons since I have remembered.  I guess Somewhere along "Good last hops are in...oh man I gotta sanitize the chiller"  I forget

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010, 11:37:42 AM »
I put my whirfloc right in with my last hop addition when I am weighing them out.

If you have to forget something irish moss is the least of your problems....

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 11:54:35 AM »
266:  If the brew day has gone wicked smoothly and you are near the end...

You forgot something!


This time it was the Irish moss.  Again.  Last time I brewed this recipe I also forgot!

I forget Irish moss all the time. 

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2010, 01:39:05 PM »
I also forget the moss a lot.  A couple times I've actually forgotten the 0 minute hops, and those were supposed to be hoppy red ales, too!  There's so much to remember at the end of the boil, it's easy to leave stuff out.  I really do need to start doing the mise in place thing...that would really help.

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2010, 02:04:31 PM »
I put my whirfloc right in with my last hop addition when I am weighing them out.

If you have to forget something irish moss is the least of your problems....

See, now that is what I try and do.  It should have happened too as I had hop additions at 15 and 10 minutes either would have been fine.  It does not work when you have a beer with no finishing hops though...   :P

I even measured the hops out 2 days in advance!

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2010, 10:48:34 PM »
Microwave timer. Whirlfloc tabs in  the 15 min hop addition. 

Random law of the brewday #267: You will inadvertently leave some tap or valve open at a critical point in the process.
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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2010, 12:17:36 AM »
Random law of the brewday #267: You will inadvertently leave some tap or valve open at a critical point in the process.

Especially if it will pour hot wort/water into your sock/boot
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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2010, 09:22:31 AM »
Random law of the brewday #267: You will inadvertently leave some tap or valve open at a critical point in the process.

Especially if it will pour hot wort/water into your sock/boot

...or your crotch.  (First runnings...down my leg)

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Re: Random Laws of the brewday #266
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2010, 09:29:38 AM »
...or your crotch.  (First runnings...down my leg)

You "win" for that one.
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