Well, took the day off from werk cuz i'm sick (which is true) but decided to brew to help me relax. i'm taking it easy on this one, not getting to critical of everything, especially since i'm brewing in my kitchen. here goes...
ingredients picked up fresh from morebeer...i already had some of the hops and the safale-05
my only complaint from them is the mill. it's set too crush the grains far too much. shreds the poor little guys...
here's my pots hard at work
i heated 2.5 gal to 166, 3 gal to 167 and brought 1 gallon to a boil, just in case
i preheated the mash tun by rinsing it out good with hot water, then i added the pots one at a time, checking the temperature each time
i ended up needing the boiled gallon, but it worked perfectly! i mashed in at 154F!!!!!! like i said, not being too perfect, but it's always nice when things work out anyway!
I like being next to the window...makes me think i'm brewing outside or something.
more to come! have to start heating the sparge water...it takes a LLOOONNNGG time!