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Old 06-09-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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How long does it take you from start of boil to pitching yeast and capping your fermenter?
Are you an extract, or AG brewer?

I am an extract brewer, and on average with a 2.5 gallon boil, it takes approx 3 hours from start to finish. That includes sanitation, malt cracking, cooling, capping my pail and pitching.

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Old 06-09-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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AG from doughing in to pitching yeast 3-3.25 hours

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #3
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Same here, but there's a whole lot more to a brew day. It starts with getting out the water filter and ends, 6 to 10 hours later, with putting away the clean, dry kettle.

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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I brew AG BIAB

My typical brew day is about 5 hours start to finish, I mill my grain while my mash water is heating up, then once its time to dough and i hit my temps, i get all my equipment sanitized. I typically do 90 minute boils and do some stuff around the house. Chilling is a breeze with my wort chiller and then i pitch and about 15 minutes later everything is clean.

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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I start the clock when I start pulling out equipment and end it when everything is put away....so, 5 hours AG.

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:45 PM   #6
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My last brewday was 5 hours 38 minutes (90 min boil, AG)...that is from the moment I got off the couch to get things moving till the moment I sat down with a homebrew after everything was cleaned and put away.

It can get quicker with a better chiller, other than that there isn't too much more room for a quicker brew. When you clean as you go all you have left after the boil is the pot and chiller to clean.

I will never understand why it takes some people 8 hours to brew...

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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I do partial mash brews. Takes about 4 hours, then I have to clean up. It's longer than I'd like! I gotta get a wort chiller...

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944- by the time I am pitching yeast everything is cleaned and put away except for the keggle....and sometimes that doesn't get cleaned for a few days ...... that can get downright nasty!

One of the reasons I like brewing alone is so nobody bothers me and I can go my pace.

Many times I will dough in, then bottle a batch while waiting on my mash conversion and have that all cleaned up by time to collect. I love brewing but I have other things to do on a Sat or Sunday so I try to be as efficent as possible.

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