Inspired by this great post I thought it would be good to set myself some homebrewing goals for the upcoming year to keep me on track and improve as much as possible.
1. Brew 12 beers in 2017
That’s one a month for the year which sounds easy but I want these to be beers I brew at home rather than beers I brew for work so it’s extra brewing. I’ve planned a lot of beers though so it’s time to get brewing!
2. Brew more than one beer at a time
This is a dual purpose resolution because it will also help me keep this blog more regular but my idea is to always either split a batch and alter it during fermentation (different yeasts/different hops/fruit additions/souring etc) or to partigyle a batch, making a big ABV beer and a small ABV beer simultaneously. This will be a fun thing to do anyway because 40 bottles of the same beer, no matter how good, can get boring quickly!
3. Brew smaller batches
I don’t brew as much as I would like to because I don’t always have the time to set aside for a full 23 litre brew day. If I do a few more 5 litre stove-top batches it lets me experiment more and brew more – both of which are good results!
4. Enter a BJCP competition
Probably the UK nationals but I definitely want to enter at least one competition. I feel like my beers are at a point where I’m really happy with most styles so some professional feedback on where I can improve would be perfect.
5. Get BJCP certified and do level 1 of the Cicerone qualification
I’m hoping to be BJCP qualified by the end of the year and be a certified beer server – watch this space as hopefully there will be some blog posts about this process.
6. Update this blog more regularly
This works well with goals 2 and 3. I’m looking forward to seeing what this blog becomes but currently don’t update enough for it to become anything much. My goal is at least two posts a month. Hopefully that lasts longer than February!
So there are my goals for the year – what are your brewing goals?
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