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Old 02-27-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Brewday 2/27

Brewday has started, so far all is going good. Got strike water heating up and have measured out salt additions and crushed grains.... its gonna be a good day!

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Old 02-27-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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thank goodness i went ahead and filled the second tank cause my first propane tank just went dry... boy that would have sucked!

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I'm mashing as we speak! It's hovering around 30 degrees here! I'm brewing a sweet stout. I heated my MLT with 170 degee water, but it wasn't enough, it only came to 161. Added some 190 degree water to bring temps up then doughed in. Mash was a bit thin, but I'll just lessen the 2nd sparge.

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Doing Black Pearl Porter Here

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On the boil. Man the foam got high when I added the hops! How does the foam control tablets work? I've read a lot of people having good luck with them. Maybe I'll pick some up next time.

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:34 PM   #6
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Brewing Muncher's Nierra Sevada Ale today. I'm in the last minutes of the Boil getting ready to turn on the chiller. Missed my Mash temp and then I went against one of my Golden Rules. Also, on my 2nd batch sparge, I got up in the 174 degree mark. So far, it's been a ho hum brew day. I haven't had one of these in years...

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In the fermenter and all cleaned up. Ended up with 82.5% efficiency, according to Brewsmith! I'm still not all that clear on the difference between brewhouse efficiency and efficiency into boiler. My efficiency into the boil was 71%. I know that relates to my conversion somehow, but why is my efficiency going into the fermenter higher than the percentage of conversion?

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All done here also. 91% Efficiency into the Carboys and 96% into the Kettle. I have yet to hit those kind of Numbers. I always hover right around the 80-88% range into the carboys.

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I joined the exploding carboy club today, no worries it had no beer in it, just soapy water and it only fell about 2 inches so it wasn't bad to clean up. A quick mad dash to the LHBS store and back in business. Only lost 45 mins and 40 bucks!

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I joined the exploding carboy club today, no worries it had no beer in it, just soapy water and it only fell about 2 inches so it wasn't bad to clean up. A quick mad dash to the LHBS store and back in business. Only lost 45 mins and 40 bucks!
DUDE!!! Be careful with these ****ing carboys! Exploding carboys are no joke. Glad you're ok Brau!!! Just as an FYI, I have had the same Carboys for over 17 years, and knock on Wood, no issues. That exploding Glass will kill your ass.
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