My New Year’s brewing resolutions for 2014:
13.) Don’t ever use the phrase “Brew Year’s resolutions” again. Ditto “New Year’s brewsolutions.”
12.) Perform some cool experiments.
11.) Make a brewing schedule. Ignore it and brew an even more awesome lineup of beers.
10.) Don’t let beers languish in the primary fermenter. Keg them or rack them to secondary promptly.
9.) Don’t miss any Austin ZEALOTS (homebrew club) meetings.
8.) Brew at least one lager. Kräusen it. (Maybe a nice Vienna lager.)
7.) Brew something in way that is as traditional as possible. Brew something else in a crazy new way.
6.) Brew a couple sour wheat beers in the early spring. Add fruits (maybe raspberries and cherries) when they are ripe and in season.
5.) Listen to good music when I brew and don’t be stingy — let the neighbors hear it, too.
4.) Replant hops. (Mine died in the extreme drought a couple years ago.)
3) Follow the rules, when necessary.
3.) Break the rules, when not.
2.) Brew a post-exercise beer. Use it as incentive to actually start exercising again.
1.) Schedule as many brew days with friends as I can manage.
0.) Brew plenty of “ordinary” (but awesome) beers. Brew at least one absolutely insane beer.