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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2010, 10:38:20 AM »
To get the Budweiser girls to show up when I tap a new brew...
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2010, 10:56:07 AM »
Keep retaking the friggin' BJCP exam til I hit Master.

+1,000,000

...and complete my single tier brewstand "Smokestack Lightning" aka...Brutus 10  8)
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2010, 11:14:04 AM »
Keep working on the fundamentals and learning my system. Finish my kegerator and purchase/build a setup for making yeast starters. Buy a bigger brew kettle! Build a brewing area on my deck (have to build the deck extension too.) Brew batches 7 - 20+. ;)

Some maybes are an oxygenation setup and a bigger fermentation chamber.

<edited to add:> Join the local Homebrew Club.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 11:47:58 AM by dano14041 »
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2010, 11:54:54 AM »
To get the Budweiser girls to show up when I tap a new brew...
They will only show up when you brew something with flavor 'cause then you obviously need help ;)
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2010, 11:58:01 AM »
Keep retaking the friggin' BJCP exam til I hit Master.
+1
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2010, 07:38:58 PM »
My plan is to keep on hanging and banging.

I am 1 point shy of National rank, which I should get in a few months.  I am quite proud of achieving this, as there aren't too many National judges in Canada.

I hope to finally brew a DIPA and an Imperial Stout that I am happy with.  Both have eluded me for sometime.  Also want to develop some more solid session beers; a hoppy amber ale and a dusseldorf alt. 

I'm going to expand my kegerator from 2 to 4 taps.

And as always, I'm going to try to do my best to turn people on to craft beer and homebrew!

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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2010, 06:38:14 AM »
Made the switch at AG about 6 weeks ago and have brewed three times since.  I have no idea why I waited so long.

Goals:

1. Brew at least twice a month, but as often as possible so that I can learn and improve.  If experience is the best teacher, than this is an education I really look forward to.
2. Get some deep knowledge about yeast and begin using starters.
3. Settle on at least one style that I want around the house all the time so I get the experience of trying to repeat results.
4. Get my wife to be brew-master for one brew day this year.
5. Introduce at least one new person to homebrewing.
6. Enter a homebrew competition.
7. Acquire lagering capabilities.
8. Get set up for kegging.

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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2010, 04:54:21 PM »
Brew a lager or two. Try and build, or at least aquire the materials for a brew rig.
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2010, 05:49:22 PM »
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Oh, and hope to brew a beer in Febraury to celebrate the Patriots 4th Superbowl Victory!!!!
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I think the Falcons will be taking those honors!
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2010, 05:52:07 PM »
I just started brewing this year. So my goals are to move to AG, start kegging, and to buy a stir plate for yeast starters.
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2010, 07:22:40 AM »
Take my meadmaking pro here in Hawaii.

Wow good luck!  Let me know when you get going and I'll order a bottle or two from you!
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2010, 07:24:30 AM »
This year I started brewing, joined AHA, and got into all grain.  Now I think I need to settle on my equipment (refrigerator for fermentation control), improve on my technique, and by the end of the year hope to have competed in at least one competition. 
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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2010, 07:51:59 AM »
Brew something that doesn't "taste like homebrew"

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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2010, 08:55:34 AM »
Slow down a bit in my brewing and concentrate on process control.  I made a crap ton of beer that was good in 2010.  I want to make 15 beers in 2011 that are fantastic.  I am re-brewing at least 4 beers, so I hope to improve those with the help of personal feedback from family/friends/competitions.  

Get better organized for fermentor storage.  Scattered all across the house doesn't make the wife too happy.  But I had her give her input on what she would like me to brew.  She really wants me to nail down a kriek.

Not buy so much commercial brews.  I've got beer everywhere between my own and commercial stuff.  

And yes, I would like to brew a best of show beer.  Been in the running 3 times now, but haven't nabbed one yet.  A GABF Pro-Am would be flipping sweet.

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Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2010, 09:50:09 AM »
Slow down a bit in my brewing and concentrate on process control.  I made a crap ton of beer that was good in 2010.  I want to make 15 beers in 2011 that are fantastic.  

2010 was my year of process control. I was getting sloppy with weights, measures, etc. and this year I brewed using precisely measured ingredients (within .01 gram) - including water and invested in better temperature controls. My beer is better than it has ever been and is very repeatable.

2011 I am getting into quality control/experimentation. I set up a small lab in my basement and I'm going to start testing every aspect of my beer that is financially reasonable.