Originally Posted by stbnj
I am shooting for 3 batches this weekend, a Honkers clone, a Scottish 70 for my Dad's retirement party, and my 2012 Christmas beer a Belgian Chocolate Stout. I figure its a 3 day weekend so I should be good time wise. I will also be serving a keg of my pumpkin ale at a party on Saturday.
Just a follow up I was able to get all 3 batches in without any spousal issues! I knocked out the honkers clone Saturday morning, pitched some WLP22 I had laying around. This thing is blowing through the airlock. I then knocked out the Scottish 70 and the Belgian Chocolate Stout today. The out hose on my chiller rested to close against my burner and melted so I had to cut it down and reinstall the hose connection, oops. I am really excited for the Belgian, I added a pound of d180 syrup and I think it will go well with the unsweetened chocolate, plus only 4 hours later its already forming a krausen using WLP575. After a temporay dip in efficiency in my last bunch of batches, which I correctly attributed to my high speed drill/out of whack Cereal Killer grain mill issue, I am now back to 80% efficiency. I started double crushing my grain, I will now readjust the gap to achieve this efficiency.