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dannyhawkins 11-06-2012 12:32 AM

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dannyhawkins 11-06-2012 12:32 AM

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dannyhawkins 11-06-2012 12:32 AM

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10 gallon pot was maxed out.

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dannyhawkins 11-06-2012 12:32 AM

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10 gallon pot was maxed out.

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dannyhawkins 11-06-2012 12:32 AM

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10 gallon pot was maxed out.

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dannyhawkins 11-06-2012 12:32 AM

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MedicMang 11-15-2012 05:18 PM

Worst brew day ever.
 
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So ya. It all started with me forgetting to charge my batteries for my drill. So, I got to crush 24 lbs of vienna all by hand. My arm hurt. Then i was getting all of my equipment together and realized that my probe thermometer was only reading error messages. Threw it away. Had to break out my old thermometers and calibrate them. Done.

Finally got to heat my strike water. Had to use my boil kettle AND a pot on the stove to heat up 7.5 gallons of water. Mashed for 90 min. at 156. I wanted 152 but i couldn't get great readings from my thermometer anyways, so i said screw it.

First runnings looked nice. Pretty reddish color. I ended up sparging with about 5 more gallons to collect a little over 11 gallons. Big mistake. Couldn't boil enough off to use all of the wort. Ended up dumping the rest cuz i just didn't want to deal with it. ANYWAYS... I had to use my regular boil kettle and another large pot on the stove to boil my wort. I boiled for almost 2 hours. Hop additions at first wort hop, 90, 60, 20, 10, 5, and flameout all at 1.5 oz. except flameout which i did 2.5 oz., which i split between both kettles i was boiling with. Should be a hoppy beast. I even added 3 lbs of corn sugar at like 20. About that... my efficiency was sh1t. Even after boiling for so long, adding sugar, and mashing longer, I only hit 1.100. So pissed about this. I don't know what happened. Mashed too high maybe. I put about 6 gallons in my carboy with two packs of Safale-05. I don't know if I even want to add the super high gravity ale yeast that i bought. Don't know if I need it. Might just save it for something different. I'll make that decision when i take a gravity reading in a week or so.

So ya, a very frustrating day. I was even sick as a dog, sitting outside in the cold most of the day. Too funny. It was a good experience though. I need a bigger kettle for sure and need to be more prepared when i do this next year. I'm getting a thermopen on thursday which will be great. I'm still looking for a keg to cut up and make a keggle with. So both things will help next year. But ya, i would love to exchange. I'll hit you up at bottling and I'll send you some shipping info. I also want to try it before i send it, in case it tastes like absolute crap or something. Hope things are well on your end. Prost!


MedicMang 11-15-2012 05:18 PM

Worst brew day ever.
 
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So ya. It all started with me forgetting to charge my batteries for my drill. So, I got to crush 24 lbs of vienna all by hand. My arm hurt. Then i was getting all of my equipment together and realized that my probe thermometer was only reading error messages. Threw it away. Had to break out my old thermometers and calibrate them. Done.

Finally got to heat my strike water. Had to use my boil kettle AND a pot on the stove to heat up 7.5 gallons of water. Mashed for 90 min. at 156. I wanted 152 but i couldn't get great readings from my thermometer anyways, so i said screw it.

First runnings looked nice. Pretty reddish color. I ended up sparging with about 5 more gallons to collect a little over 11 gallons. Big mistake. Couldn't boil enough off to use all of the wort. Ended up dumping the rest cuz i just didn't want to deal with it. ANYWAYS... I had to use my regular boil kettle and another large pot on the stove to boil my wort. I boiled for almost 2 hours. Hop additions at first wort hop, 90, 60, 20, 10, 5, and flameout all at 1.5 oz. except flameout which i did 2.5 oz., which i split between both kettles i was boiling with. Should be a hoppy beast. I even added 3 lbs of corn sugar at like 20. About that... my efficiency was sh1t. Even after boiling for so long, adding sugar, and mashing longer, I only hit 1.100. So pissed about this. I don't know what happened. Mashed too high maybe. I put about 6 gallons in my carboy with two packs of Safale-05. I don't know if I even want to add the super high gravity ale yeast that i bought. Don't know if I need it. Might just save it for something different. I'll make that decision when i take a gravity reading in a week or so.

So ya, a very frustrating day. I was even sick as a dog, sitting outside in the cold most of the day. Too funny. It was a good experience though. I need a bigger kettle for sure and need to be more prepared when i do this next year. I'm getting a thermopen on thursday which will be great. I'm still looking for a keg to cut up and make a keggle with. So both things will help next year. But ya, i would love to exchange. I'll hit you up at bottling and I'll send you some shipping info. I also want to try it before i send it, in case it tastes like absolute crap or something. Hope things are well on your end. Prost!


MedicMang 11-15-2012 05:18 PM

Worst brew day ever.
 
4 Attachment(s)

So ya. It all started with me forgetting to charge my batteries for my drill. So, I got to crush 24 lbs of vienna all by hand. My arm hurt. Then i was getting all of my equipment together and realized that my probe thermometer was only reading error messages. Threw it away. Had to break out my old thermometers and calibrate them. Done.

Finally got to heat my strike water. Had to use my boil kettle AND a pot on the stove to heat up 7.5 gallons of water. Mashed for 90 min. at 156. I wanted 152 but i couldn't get great readings from my thermometer anyways, so i said screw it.

First runnings looked nice. Pretty reddish color. I ended up sparging with about 5 more gallons to collect a little over 11 gallons. Big mistake. Couldn't boil enough off to use all of the wort. Ended up dumping the rest cuz i just didn't want to deal with it. ANYWAYS... I had to use my regular boil kettle and another large pot on the stove to boil my wort. I boiled for almost 2 hours. Hop additions at first wort hop, 90, 60, 20, 10, 5, and flameout all at 1.5 oz. except flameout which i did 2.5 oz., which i split between both kettles i was boiling with. Should be a hoppy beast. I even added 3 lbs of corn sugar at like 20. About that... my efficiency was sh1t. Even after boiling for so long, adding sugar, and mashing longer, I only hit 1.100. So pissed about this. I don't know what happened. Mashed too high maybe. I put about 6 gallons in my carboy with two packs of Safale-05. I don't know if I even want to add the super high gravity ale yeast that i bought. Don't know if I need it. Might just save it for something different. I'll make that decision when i take a gravity reading in a week or so.

So ya, a very frustrating day. I was even sick as a dog, sitting outside in the cold most of the day. Too funny. It was a good experience though. I need a bigger kettle for sure and need to be more prepared when i do this next year. I'm getting a thermopen on thursday which will be great. I'm still looking for a keg to cut up and make a keggle with. So both things will help next year. But ya, i would love to exchange. I'll hit you up at bottling and I'll send you some shipping info. I also want to try it before i send it, in case it tastes like absolute crap or something. Hope things are well on your end. Prost!


MedicMang 11-15-2012 05:18 PM

Worst brew day ever.
 
4 Attachment(s)

So ya. It all started with me forgetting to charge my batteries for my drill. So, I got to crush 24 lbs of vienna all by hand. My arm hurt. Then i was getting all of my equipment together and realized that my probe thermometer was only reading error messages. Threw it away. Had to break out my old thermometers and calibrate them. Done.

Finally got to heat my strike water. Had to use my boil kettle AND a pot on the stove to heat up 7.5 gallons of water. Mashed for 90 min. at 156. I wanted 152 but i couldn't get great readings from my thermometer anyways, so i said screw it.

First runnings looked nice. Pretty reddish color. I ended up sparging with about 5 more gallons to collect a little over 11 gallons. Big mistake. Couldn't boil enough off to use all of the wort. Ended up dumping the rest cuz i just didn't want to deal with it. ANYWAYS... I had to use my regular boil kettle and another large pot on the stove to boil my wort. I boiled for almost 2 hours. Hop additions at first wort hop, 90, 60, 20, 10, 5, and flameout all at 1.5 oz. except flameout which i did 2.5 oz., which i split between both kettles i was boiling with. Should be a hoppy beast. I even added 3 lbs of corn sugar at like 20. About that... my efficiency was sh1t. Even after boiling for so long, adding sugar, and mashing longer, I only hit 1.100. So pissed about this. I don't know what happened. Mashed too high maybe. I put about 6 gallons in my carboy with two packs of Safale-05. I don't know if I even want to add the super high gravity ale yeast that i bought. Don't know if I need it. Might just save it for something different. I'll make that decision when i take a gravity reading in a week or so.

So ya, a very frustrating day. I was even sick as a dog, sitting outside in the cold most of the day. Too funny. It was a good experience though. I need a bigger kettle for sure and need to be more prepared when i do this next year. I'm getting a thermopen on thursday which will be great. I'm still looking for a keg to cut up and make a keggle with. So both things will help next year. But ya, i would love to exchange. I'll hit you up at bottling and I'll send you some shipping info. I also want to try it before i send it, in case it tastes like absolute crap or something. Hope things are well on your end. Prost!



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