-- 5 gallons initial Mash-in 40 minutes.
_____(First Wort Hop) Place the hops into the collector pot as you drain the initial mash.
_____Drain Mash Tun into collector Amount Item Type 1oz Cascade (60 min)
_____Start to heat collected wort while fininshing the sparges.
-- Batch Sparge Round 1: Sparge with 3gal of 180 F water.
_____(Sparge set in at about 158, about 10 minutes)
-- Batch Sparge Round 2: Sparge with 3gal of 180 C water.
_____(Sparge set in at about 158, about 10 minutes, it was running slower at the end)
-- Collected a boil volume of about _ gallons.
The sparge is running slow and steady....
I did the first wort hops addition with this because I did it with the Boddington's I also did today.
I thought I might get a little more usage from my hops too. I adjusted the hops above. A teenagers birthday party kind of got in the way. We picked up German foreign exchange student for a few months. He turned 17 and we had the party in half-time of my boil.
I'll be placing this out on the deck next to the Boddington's Pub Ale clone for chilling.
It looks like about 9 gallons of wort. It is a nice rick dark color with a hint of amber. The hops aroma seem quite subdued so far. I had hoped they would come out a little more.