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Forddog 07-24-2012 03:14 PM

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I've got one keggle I built. I use two 10 gal igloo coolers for HLT and MT. I've also get ten hops plants in their first year of growth with five varieties. I should get a good crop still. I've been working on my own IPA recipe which is my goal for this fall when the tap water cools a little more.

Last week I brewed with my plate chiller for the first time which worked very well. Tap water is 80 and I chilled the wort down to 82 as fast as I could drain the keggle.

I want to make a few changes to my system. I want to make an electric HLT and build a RIMS or HERM MT. I also need to modify my burner for my keggle. I burn through a lot of propane during each brew because the burner sits too low for maximum efficiency due to the extra lip on the keggle.

I've been brewing for four years but switched to all grain this year. I already have 6 all grain brews under my belt which all turned out great. I don't know what it is but all the extract brews I did seemed to be missing something. Whatever it is I have it in the all grain brews so I'm very happy with my beers now. I also like the challenge of all grain brewing and trying to hit OG while brewing.

Saturday's I work at 4pm so maybe I could come by during one of your brews, meet you, and share a few brews I've made.

Tim
Do you keep a constant ferm temperature i have found that has made a big difference in my all grain. I do brew in a bag and have found it to be extremely ease transition. Would love to swap a few brews I m dying to get honest feedback all my friends love it but they just love free beer....Also just got a new grain mill last week dying to try....I just never got time to brew family constraints and I'm addicted to these forums have learned and save so much.

ohh here was my last one the aforementioned watermelon wheat


Kevin

twofieros 07-24-2012 03:33 PM

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Kevin,

I'm able to hold my temps pretty good. I place my ales on the concrete basement floor. It holds them around 65. When I need to go colder I use my keggerator which has a temperature controller on it.

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That's a picture of my corona clone in the keggerator. I brewed it last week.


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My hops beginning to produce cones.

Tim


twofieros 07-24-2012 03:33 PM

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Kevin,

I'm able to hold my temps pretty good. I place my ales on the concrete basement floor. It holds them around 65. When I need to go colder I use my keggerator which has a temperature controller on it.

Attachment 69487

That's a picture of my corona clone in the keggerator. I brewed it last week.


Attachment 69488

My hops beginning to produce cones.

Tim


twofieros 07-24-2012 03:33 PM

3 Attachment(s)

Kevin,

I'm able to hold my temps pretty good. I place my ales on the concrete basement floor. It holds them around 65. When I need to go colder I use my keggerator which has a temperature controller on it.

Attachment 69487

That's a picture of my corona clone in the keggerator. I brewed it last week.


Attachment 69488

My hops beginning to produce cones.

Tim



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