lent quick disconnect to use dryer vent
outside view of laundry room
floor drain (it's a little close to the wall but convenient
RO unit (put together from some filter housings I already had plus the new RO housing, fittings, and shutoff)
RO bucket (float valve needs replacing) I use this for coffee too
Awesome stir plate thanks to Bigbeavk's generosity
Recirculating the mash or possibly vorlaufing, I can't remember
Hops ready to go (good tip using the cups from a user here that I can't remember now)
FWH. First time trying a nylon bag, just ordered a hop spider from Stainless Brewing.
Preboil boil gravity looks good
Over sparged a bit
Brief video of precarious beginnings of the boilhttp://s1234.beta.photobucket.com/user/jsguitar/media/boilvid-1.mp4.html
Recirculating through chiller to sanitize
I need to work on my chilling set up
Lost siphon! This was a bummer. It was either my hop stopper or a combination of that and a non-airtight dip tube. It had no trouble with water prior to this.
Drained mash tun
Cleaning last bits of mash after dumping outside
Mash tun all cleaned up
Overall a good brew day. 10 gallons of an American IPA is fermenting away.
I've ordered a 8 5/8" wide hop spider from Stainless Brewing and am looking at improving my chilling equipment/routine now.