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Old 06-27-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Just got back home after observing a master at work; Wayne1 was kind enough to invite me over to observe an all-grain homebrew session. A wealth of knowledge! A great brew rig too, one that I will surely be taking notes on to replicate in the future.
He was kind enough to answer all my noob questions, and shared some of his amazingly tasty fresh pale ale.
The motivation for me to get going on my first all grain batch is mounting! Thanks to HBT and to Wayne1 for helping me out!!!

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Old 06-27-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Just got back home after observing a master at work; Wayne1 was kind enough to invite me over to observe an all-grain homebrew session. A wealth of knowledge! A great brew rig too, one that I will surely be taking notes on to replicate in the future.
He was kind enough to answer all my noob questions, and shared some of his amazingly tasty fresh pale ale.
The motivation for me to get going on my first all grain batch is mounting! Thanks to HBT and to Wayne1 for helping me out!!!
Where are the pictures? It's obligatory to post pictures of brew porn!

I drool over brew rigs. Someday I want to get one built. I'm glad you had a good time.
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Sorry Yoop, I'm new to HBT and didn't know the ettiquette! I'll do better next time... Wayne1 has good pics of his rig in his profile though. I'm TOTALLY going to rip off his design, and you can bet I'll have lots of brew porn posted!!!

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It was fun brewing with slipperypick yesterday. While he hasn't brewed all-grain yet, he has done a lot of research and is very knowledgeable about the whole process.

He was busy in the morning and didn't make it over until I was just about to recirculate the mash. He was able to observe my process of lautering (fly sparge) cleaning out the mash tun, boil, whirlpool, knock out, and cleaning my counter flow chiller.

He seemed to be intrigued with the idea of have a brew frame that has everything you need to brew in one place. The rig took me some time to plan and build, but it makes a very easy and no stress brew day.

Here is a link to my posts about the first brew I made on my brew frame :

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/brew...-today-117290/

There are plenty of pictures of the build and how I use it.

slipperypick was present for my 7th brew on the rig. I haven't had to do much to it since the 1st brew. Earlier in the day I noticed that one of the ball valves on the kettle was leaking a bit. I pulled it apart, cleaned it out and reassembled it. I guess I didn't tighten it enough because it still leaked once heat was applied to the kettle. I grabbed my 1/2" box end wrench and nutdrive and tightened it up some more and all was well.

For YooperBrew who requested some more brew porn, here is a shot of the brewframe resting on my deck between brews:



Here are some gratuitous shots of a couple of beers I made with this rig.



This is a very nice, light Blonde Ale.

Total ingredient cost for a full 5 gallon keg was $14.71
OG: 1.038 FG: 1.012 16 IBU 3.38% ABV 5 SRM

This next one is what I served to slipperypick.



More of an Amber Ale than a Pale Ale.

OG: 1.050 FG:1.014 37 IBU 4.7% ABV 14 SRM

This one cost $26.00 for a full 5 gallon keg due to higher malt bill and more hops.

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