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Offline lizaambler

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Brewing Dream
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:45:28 AM »
I had a dream last night that I made the most disastrous batch of beer. It boiled over multiple times, I forgot a bunch of hop additions, and then I tried to chill it in an ice bath in which it turned over (I normally use a wort chiller.) For some reason I didn't dream of the mash at all. In the dream, I kept thinking "people have been making beer for thousands of years" and ended up with a single half gallon. It was the homebrewer's version of "I realized I was naked in front of everyone at work."

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 06:20:11 AM »
What a terrible nightmare

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 08:08:13 AM »
Man! That's traumatizing. I hope your next actual brew day goes without a hitch.

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 08:45:58 AM »
It's a Russian Imperial Stout, so it could be touch and go for this brewer with only 7 all grain batches under her belt! I'm just hoping I can get the OG up to my planned 1.10 (Beersmith.) I've got some DME just in case, but I'd really rather not use it. I guess I could just boil it down to the correct OG. Wish me luck!

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 12:08:31 PM »
Don't worry - and for what it is worth, the best homebrewer I know uses DME in his RIS batches - he plans on it to get the batch right due to mash tun limitations.  And I can attest to his award winning beers...they are fantastic.  I won't give away his name, but he is an "AllStar".  So don't be afraid to use your DME on an "allgrain" batch.

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »
Don't worry - and for what it is worth, the best homebrewer I know uses DME in his RIS batches - he plans on it to get the batch right due to mash tun limitations.  And I can attest to his award winning beers...they are fantastic.  I won't give away his name, but he is an "AllStar".  So don't be afraid to use your DME on an "allgrain" batch.

Cheers!


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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 12:44:52 PM »
+2

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 06:23:53 PM »
Thanks folks! I needed to hear that.

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 07:31:18 PM »
I had a brewing nightmare recently myself, I had finished cooling a triple decocted doppelbock, then as I was going to transfer to the fermentor the ball valve fell off the beer.

Woke up in a cold sweat.

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Re: Brewing Dream
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 06:46:39 AM »
Have you actually triple decocted? Damn.

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