Having a recipe checklist is a great way to avoid disasters. It’s easy to forget what ingredient goes where and when, especially once a few home brews have been consumed on a brew day! Have you ever been halfway through brewing a beer and realised you’re missing some critical ingredient? And then you have to choose between ducking out to the brew shop, substituting ingredients, or just leaving it out and hoping for the best? I’ve had it happen more times than I care to admit. So often in fact that I started only brewing on days when my local home brew shop was open! But I’ve decided that’s no way to live, so I created this recipe checklist to make sure that everything I need is ready to go before I start. I just fill in the ingredient, weight and timing sections with my recipe, then go through my inventory and check off what I have available. Anything left over then becomes my shopping list. Easy!
Give it a try, and if you have any comments or suggestions please leave them below. Happy brewing!