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What’s your bad brewing habit?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Timbo, 14/7/19.

 

  1. Timbo

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    Posted 14/7/19
    Nobody is perfect. What’s your bad brewing habit?

    I haven’t used a hydrometer for three months. Keep forgetting to replace it/put off replacing my old broken one. Lucky I keg, but it’s gonna bite me soon!
     
  2. Reg Holt

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    I broke a hydrometer once, since buying 2 spare years ago I haven't broken another one since.
     
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    I'd say mine is no regard for water. Never made any water additions, never used boiled or filtered water for yeast hydration, think i used correct sparge temp once, now i just go for whatever comes out of the tap.
     
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    Poor organisation/forgetfulness on brewday. Everything will be going well, then suddenly it's, "**** **** **** **** where's the CF chiller/I haven't cleaned the fermenter/etc," resulting in 5-10 minutes of frantic activity.
     
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    Posted 15/7/19
    +1 for this.
    My biggest problem is thinking my kids won't run a muck on brew days.
    Naughty kids = Angry Wife
    Angry Wife = Painful brew day
     
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    Posted 15/7/19
    Sometimes, not always, I don't clean stuff immediately after brewing, making things somewhat harder to clean after the fact (and I also crowd the laundry/kitchen with gear, that drives my wife crazy)!

    I think my other bad habit is not cleaning the beer lines on my kegerator often enough, I know some people do that between every beer, I don't, maybe only once every six beers or so.. ironically I over-clean a lot of other things, weird.
     
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    Deciding at work that it would be a good idea to brew tonight when I get home from work at 5:30pm.

    By 11:00pm as Im watching the wort flow through the chiller into the fermenter, falling asleep in my chair, freezing cold in the garage, I realise that it wasnt such a good idea.
     
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    I havent used a hydrometer for 8 years since buying a refractometer.
     
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    Posted 15/7/19
    having a beer or 2...on brew day..
     
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    Posted 15/7/19
    That's not a bad habit - that's mandatory!
     
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    Well played. Might not replace mine and simply upgrade.
    Absolutely!
     
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