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Offline dano14041

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Good Brew day!
« on: February 27, 2011, 07:01:27 PM »
I had a good brew day today!

I have been treating brewing like I do cooking. I can turn out some really great meals without the precision that brewing requires. Today I treated brewing more like a science project. Took more care, took better notes, and hopefully made better beer.

I hit mashed in a bit high, but quickly brought the temp back down to within 0.3F of my mash in temp. My preboil gravity was spot on, my volume was spot on, everything went well, and even with the extra care, I finished set up, brewing, breakdown, and cleanup in less time than other brew days.

Ahhh.... Good day!  :)

I hope everyone else had a good day, too!
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 07:05:05 PM »
Congrats.  It's always nice to have a brewday where everything goes like you expect it to. 
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 07:11:29 PM »
Gratz on your brewday, I love it when a plan comes together! *a-team theme*
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 07:13:15 PM »
Glad to hear it!

A good brew day is better than almost anything. It makes it all worthwhile in the end.  8)
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 10:12:33 PM »
Cool! And, I've found, even if the numbers are not dead on......it's still a good day in the brewery and it WILL be drinkable.
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 10:17:06 PM »
Ain't it just a great feeling. Can't wait to hit it again, myself. knuckles to ya!
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 04:47:50 AM »
Cool! And, I've found, even if the numbers are not dead on......it's still a good day in the brewery and it WILL be drinkable.

Amen.  I have a tendency to stress myself out on brewday when inevitably things are a little different than what I was shooting for.  I need to remind myself to relax and have a homebrew...a delicious one that I also missed some of the numbers on probably.
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 08:49:58 AM »
Cool! And, I've found, even if the numbers are not dead on......it's still a good day in the brewery and it WILL be drinkable.

Amen.  I have a tendency to stress myself out on brewday when inevitably things are a little different than what I was shooting for.  I need to remind myself to relax and have a homebrew...a delicious one that I also missed some of the numbers on probably.

I have that tendency, also. As an Accountant, numbers rule and not getting them right bugs me.  ;D
I know RDWHAHB.  :D I have only had one batch that wasn't good drinking, and that was more recipe than not hitting the numbers.

Have a great day!
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 09:13:59 AM »
As an Accountant, numbers rule and not getting them right bugs me.  ;D

You just need to set your materiality threshold higher  ;)
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 09:20:55 AM »
My brewday was pretty smooth aside f rom the fact that my pH meter didn't seem to want to calibrate.  Judging from wort clarity and break in the kettle, though, I'd guess the pH was right on.
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Re: Good Brew day!
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 09:34:54 AM »
I find that when I'm having a bad day,even just planning my next brew will help calm me down.  Besides, a bad day brewing beats a good day working! 8)
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