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Old 01-06-2012, 12:30 AM   #31
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Why not boil with the Auber in manual mode? Simple one button operation. Dial the percentage you want like the infomercial says "Just set it and forget it"
I suppose I could, but I kinda like hands on when brewing. I started this hobby because I felt like I was creating something with my own 2 hands. If I simply dump some grain in water and push a few buttons, it just isn't the same.


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Congrats on the new brewery. Nice use of the space and materials!

Side note: noticed that you have a case of one of recent favorite beers: Sierra Nevada Celebration. Very tasty stuff.

Enjoy!
Thanks! Yes celebration was an impulse buy, and it is in my top 5 right now.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #32
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Well, everything is done. Did my first all grain brew last weekend, and it went perfectly. Can't wait till the next one.

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One thing I did notice is that the water temperature under the elements can be as much as 10 degrees cooler than actual. It pays to stir the water around when you are about 10 degrees from your target, just to make sure everything is mixed together well.

Also, I put the thermocouple in a few different parts of the grain bed during the mash last weekend, and there was a few degree temp difference there as well. I was going to mount the t'couple in the bottom of the kettle and install a sight glass, but now I think I'll leave it loose so I can put it right in the center of the mash for a more accurate temp control.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #33
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nice set up

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:10 AM   #34
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Looks good. I may be trying to do something similar later this year so I'm going to keep following this.

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Looks good. I may be trying to do something similar later this year so I'm going to keep following this.
Keep me posted. I'm in Orlando quite a bit on business and can lend a hand if you have questions.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:51 PM   #36
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This is completely awesome and I am truly jealous!

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