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I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:51:56 PM »
Woke up this morning and ran downstairs to check on my Kolsch. I heard it before I even opened the chest freezer, thumping away like the Tell-Tale Heart! Opened the lid  to bubbles in the blow off and the steady "thump, thump, THUMP" got louder and I just grinned and giggled! I've been brewing for 8-9 years now and I still get excited when fermentation takes off... IT'S ALIVE!
Anyone else still find simple, childlike joy in their brewing?

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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 02:12:19 PM »
Absolutely.  It still puts a smile on my face and I get a sense of satisfaction.


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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 02:42:20 PM »
This morning, yeah! After nearly 30 years, it's still that, "oh yeah, here we go again!"  (Heard the bubbling before I opened the door, same thing...)

(But I pretend like I'm all cool, and feed the cat before I run downstairs to check.)
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 03:16:46 PM »
Yes, but keep up the vigilance, because things can happen....I just discovered a blow off tube that had inched up out of star San solution, it is bubbling away like normal after re-adjusting the tube firmly into the star san jug.
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 03:28:52 PM »
Yea dude.  I just got up and the first thing I did was to go and check my carboy.

It’s like, better than my birthday when that sucker is roaring.
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 03:46:54 PM »
Guess I got over it a long time ago.
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 05:26:40 PM »
Guess I got over it a long time ago.
"The thrill is gone..." That's just so sad :'(
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 05:27:54 PM »
Guess I got over it a long time ago.
"The thrill is gone..." That's just so sad :'(

Not really...it's not like I haven't experienced it.  It's just become normal.
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 04:21:38 AM »
Guess I got over it a long time ago.
"The thrill is gone..." That's just so sad :'(

Not really...it's not like I haven't experienced it.  It's just become normal.
C'mon Denny, not even a little happy dance in your heart when things are going exactly as planned?

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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 11:53:56 AM »
Went downstairs this AM with my first cup o joe. Yep, still makes me happy.


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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 01:47:27 PM »
I’m onboard with the happy dance.  Seeing my fermentation take off tells me everything is going to be okay.  It’s the fermentation that demonstrates the magic of this crazy hobby we have all come to enjoy.
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 04:25:20 PM »
Guess I got over it a long time ago.
"The thrill is gone..." That's just so sad :'(

Not really...it's not like I haven't experienced it.  It's just become normal.
C'mon Denny, not even a little happy dance in your heart when things are going exactly as planned?

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Well, of course I'm pleased that it worked out.  But I plan for it, I work for it, I expect it.  So my reaction is a lot more like "good, everything's OK" rather than giddiness.
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 04:31:33 PM »


Guess I got over it a long time ago.
"The thrill is gone..." That's just so sad :'(

Not really...it's not like I haven't experienced it.  It's just become normal.
C'mon Denny, not even a little happy dance in your heart when things are going exactly as planned?

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Well, of course I'm pleased that it worked out.  But I plan for it, I work for it, I expect it.  So my reaction is a lot more like "good, everything's OK" rather than giddiness.

Very true, I know the yeastie beasties are going to make beer because I work hard to give them nice, clean, healthy wort to play in. A bubbling blow off still makes me happy!

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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 02:23:33 AM »
Usually I'm just giddy about the fact that the airlock hasn't been shot across the closet and krausen/barm isn't billowing out of the top of the fermentation vessel...
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Re: I still get giddy when fermentation takes off!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2018, 01:09:18 AM »
I too am like a kid at Christmas, rushing down to the basement to check for life. And I also like very much the first 4 or 5 days or so of fermentation--checking, measuring, taking notes.
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