Whattttssssss going on y'all!
My name's Ty Stevenson.
I'm a homebrewing, owner of Waters Brewer, Marine Corps veteran, College Grad, Wolfdog owning, full time job having, ordinary dude who is going to be helping out homebrewers from their very first beer to owing their own brewery. I wake up between 4-6 AM every day, work on my business for a couple hours, take my dog on an hour walk, make my lunch, go to work, come home, walk my dog again, watch some sports, work on more business, cook dinner, and spend the rest of my night with my loving girlfriend. Put that routine on repeat and that's the jist of my life. I grew up living in apartments and motels, with family friends, and eventually got taken in by my grandparents at the young age of 13 after my mom could no longer support me. My grandparents really made me the man I am today and taught me how to work hard fight for what I believe is right. I became a Marine before the age of 18 and was in the reserves until the age of 23. That's a story for another day...
First off I want to start by saying
If you find any article, post, or comment of anyone saying that there is a foolproof way of brewing they are lying out their ass. No way in HELL could anyone brew perfectly from following simple steps. There is ALWAYS something that could go wrong, whether it's that you didn't sanitize everything properly and you go to drink you beer after waiting a month from the day you brewed it just to find out that it went sour (and not the good kind) or if you starting drinking your last batch of homebrew and drank just a little bit too much of that good stuff and forgot to put your lid on your airlock and put it in your garage to ferment only to find out it spoiled from an infection (yes... that happened to me...). Bottom line is, it takes serious skill and talent to NOT mess up on something.
Yes, you will have times when you do everything right and your beer turns out BOMB, but you will also have many times when you mess up on something stupid like if you forget to set a timer on your boil and end up going over the 60 minute mark by 10 minutes... It's not the end of the world, but in your mind it is something that can be the reason your beer didn't turn out triple gold medal, world class, all American as it would have been if you had only set that timer to 60 minutes...
Bottom line is you are going to have some kind of mess up every now and then, more so every now, but you just have to roll with it man! Just the other week I was brewing my Double TYPA and everything was going good, I had a couple good buddies over and we were just reminiscing on the old times, sharing some of my previous homebrew and time was just passing by and next thing you know it was time for me to sparge my mash and I just totally forgot to heat the sparge up to the temperature of my mash.
In the end my beer turned out GOOD! I was very impressed with my Double TYPA and will brew it again sometime.
Don't stress out on the minor things guys, there is ALWAYS another day you can brew. So forget the mistakes, learn from your errors, and try not to make the same mistake twice.
Triple, all American, world class, spectacular beer is just around the corner, so keep on brewing!