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dfc 12-31-2011 05:56 PM

2 batch day with a first time brewer!
 
One of my coworkers has been telling me for the longest time he wanted to do a batch of his own. I told him the first time he mentioned that to me that I would help him with his first batch and all he needed to do was buy a kit. I let him know I'd help him brew it and he could use all of my equipment including bottles the only catch being we'd split the batch. This was well over a year ago.

Well a few days ago he finally bought a kit and decided he was ready to brew. I have a batch I've been wanting to do for a few weeks, so I decided he could watch me do the first batch and I'd be there for questions on his batch. Sure enough we've got two batches that we're doing today and hopefully a new brewer comes out of it.

Dynachrome 12-31-2011 07:20 PM

Good on ya.

What was the recipe?

blackdak 12-31-2011 07:33 PM

I did the exact same thing on the 29th. Its great to have someone to brew with.

dfc 12-31-2011 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dynachrome (Post 3616039)
Good on ya.

What was the recipe?

I'm doing a milk stout, he's doing an imperial porter.

Milk Stout is

1 lb 75L
8 oz chocolate
6 oz black patent
6 lb dark dme
1 oz nugget 15.1%
10 oz Lactose

dfc 12-31-2011 08:10 PM

Steeping the first batch now.

dfc 12-31-2011 08:52 PM

Boil #1 has begun.

djfriesen 12-31-2011 10:00 PM

Nice. Sounds like fun. My brother and I do double 5 gallon days now. Last week was a ginger beer for him and a porter for me. Took us around 8.5 hours from dough-in to pitch, plus a little bit to clean up.

dfc 12-31-2011 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djfriesen (Post 3616406)
Nice. Sounds like fun. My brother and I do double 5 gallon days now. Last week was a ginger beer for him and a porter for me. Took us around 8.5 hours from dough-in to pitch, plus a little bit to clean up.

Nice. He started heating up water for the porter now. Batch #2 is underway. The guy seems legitimately excited.

djfriesen 12-31-2011 10:24 PM

What's not to be excited about?

dfc 12-31-2011 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djfriesen (Post 3616463)
What's not to be excited about?

My thoughts exactly. He's done steeping and now bringing his batch to a boil.


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