What else do you do during brewing time?

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What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby Beerkench » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:47 pm

I love the BM's convenience as it means I have time to bottle a previous batch during boiling time.
My weekend brewdays usually start with me switching the BM on and going back into the house to prepare breakfast for the family.
Mash in, check pH and then go back in my house to eat the breakfast, drink some coffee etc.
During the boil I usually sanitize everything and bottle a batch.
Love it.
How's it for you lot?
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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby rocketman » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:14 pm

About the same, but I stay at the garage when boiling to add the hops, then I practice lock picking, tinkering with my scuba gear or building my hop dropper :-)
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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:19 pm

I have actually started the mash and then gone out to do a job for a client then came home and lifted the malt pipe for the boil.

I love that you do not have to be there all the time to use the BM.

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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby Tipsy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:55 am

I run a still at the same time and listen to music and drink :drink:
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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby dinnerstick » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:11 am

during mash: sleep
during boil: breakfast
during hopstand/cooling: sanitize, yeast things
after brewing: drink
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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby Elderberry » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:01 am

Beerkench wrote:I love the BM's convenience as it means I have time to bottle a previous batch during boiling time.
My weekend brewdays usually start with me switching the BM on and going back into the house to prepare breakfast for the family.
Mash in, check pH and then go back in my house to eat the breakfast, drink some coffee etc.
During the boil I usually sanitize everything and bottle a batch.
Love it.
How's it for you lot?


Almost exactly the same. I just bottle on separate days.
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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby Nesto » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:05 am

Often bottle during the mash or boil. Have sometimes kegged from primary fermenter as well - then clean fermenter for the batch I'm making that day.
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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby niels » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:34 am

Running around the house trying to share my attention between my family and my Braumeister.

Last time I took a day off and dedicated it to brewing. I ended up cleaning up the cellar while brewing in that same cellar.

Next brewday will also be on an off day! Sometimes dad needs some ME-time!

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Re: What else do you do during brewing time?

Unread postby leosardinha » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:30 pm

dinnerstick wrote:during mash: sleep
during boil: breakfast
during hopstand/cooling: sanitize, yeast things
after brewing: drink


Same!
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