“only a fool learns from his own mistakes, a wise man from the mistakes of others”
– Otto von Bismarck
That Otto guy was onto something. An important part of brewing is learning from your mistakes and making adjustments that support making better beer. I hope that you’ll learn from some of my recipes and iterations (and mistakes), and maybe share some of yours.
What you’ll find is that reading this is much like finding a way through a maze. For example, in one post I may write “This batch turned out great. I really liked the changes I made from batch B.” Following the link post B, it may read, “This one came out OK, but the technique I used in batch C was much more effective.” Clicking on batch C leads to another post, and down the rabbit hole we go. There may be a better way to organize these “lessons learned” into a much less obfuscated format; but, some of these mazes are cyclic and point to one another as examples. Good luck!
At the end of each post I have a section entitled THE VERDICT which summarizes my thoughts about the beer/recipe. I usually try to wrap this up in a nice concise package with only the important details and takeaways.