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Manxnorton

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for me the most important thing is take notes, print out a 'BRIANS' guide (fools guide)
But alas I lost my journal (my memory wilted!!)
So now I keep written and pc notes, so If I lost one hopefully id have the other.
Experiment as much as you can.
Listen from advise, evaluate and make your own judgments from that.
Finally enjoy every moment...
Bri
 

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Fortunately, no one yet has said that I need to buy three quarters of a craft brewery and a bottling line, so I hope I'm able to make decent brews with my big pot and plastic bucket!

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This is where i'm at although going to be brewing for a cafe/bar on premesis once the paperwork goes through.
 

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* Campden your water even if you can't taste chlorine/chloramine it might mean you're not sensitive to it. Yes, this includes kit brewers.
This was the one thing that worked wonders for me, I had beer that had a tang for 3 years till I realised that the chloramine was causing it, best thing I ever did, beer is a hundred times better, as good as the pubs now
 

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For new brewers How to Brew by John Palmer
I took you up on your recommendation and have been reading through this tome. It's more like a chemistry text book.

And further - it had the answers in there all along - which I summarise:

The Top Five Priorities for Brewing Great Beer
1. Sanitation
2. Fermentation Temp Control
3. Yeast Management
4. The Boil
5. The Recipe
 
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