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Old 05-24-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Epic/Idiotic BrewDay - 3 batches, flying solo

I haven't had much time to brew lately, so I'm planning an adventurous 20 gallon brewday Saturday.

I'll be doing a modified version of Deathbrewer's PM with a kettle on the stove, moving it to the oven to maintain temp, then full boils in the keggle. I can chill quickly w/ a 50' IC & a 50' pre-chiller for ice and I've already got two backup propane tanks. Orfy's 3 brew thread gives me hope that this is feasible, but I'd love some advice from the peanut gallery - my draft schedule below.....

My fool’s errand Brew Day schedule
Batch #1: 5 gallon partial-mash Roggenbier
Batch #2: 10 gallon partial-mash American Pale Ale
Batch #3: 5 gallon partial-mash Coriander Witbier

0700 am – wake up, run 9 miles
0800 am – Coffee, throw some tunes on, heat 2 gal H20 to 160F in SS kettle
0830 am – Batch #1 (Roggen): mash in 4 LBS grain, move SS kettle to 150F oven
0840 am - heat 4 gal H20 to 175F in Keggle, breakfast
0930 am – remove SS kettle from oven, strain
0945 am – move grain-bag to Keggle for 10-15 mins
1000 am – drip/drain, start heating wort
1030 am - begin 60 minute boil, clean both kettles
1120 am – put IC into Keggle, begin heating 4 gal H2O in SS for Batch #2
1125 am – rack a Hefeweizen from primary to secondary, harvest half of yeast cake
1135 am – flameout, hook up pre-chiller & start IC
1200 pm – take OG of Roggenbier & rack onto Hefe yeast cake
1215 pm – Batch #2 (APA): mash in 12 LBS grain, move SS kettle to 150F oven, heat 8 gal H20 to 175F in Keggle
1230 pm – lunch and first homebrew of the day
0115 pm – remove SS kettle from oven, strain
0130 pm – move grain-bag to keggle for 15 mins, drain
0145 pm – start heating wort
0220 pm – begin 70 minute boil, clean kettles
0310 pm – put IC into keggle, begin heating 2 gal H2O in SS kettle for Batch #3
0330 pm – flameout, hook up pre-chiller & start IC
0400 pm – take OG, rack 5 gallons w/ Kolsch starter & 5 gallons w/ Wyeast American Ale I starter
0415 pm – Batch #3 (Wit): mash in 3.5 LBS grain, move SS kettle to 150F oven
0425 pm - heat 4 gal H20 to 175F in Keggle
0515 pm – remove SS kettle from oven, strain
0530 pm – move grain-bag to Keggle for 10-15 mins
0545 pm – drip/drain, start heating wort
0610 pm – begin 60 minute boil
0655 pm – put IC into Keggle
0715 pm - flameout, hook up pre-chiller & start IC
0735 pm – take OG, rack to primary
0800 pm – clean up, dinner, RDWHAHB(s).

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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0700 am – wake up, run 9 miles
I'd drop that step right away.

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1230 pm – lunch and first homebrew of the day
Move that homebrew to the now vacant 7am slot...
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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I'd drop that step right away.



Move that homebrew to the now vacant 7am slot...
Says it all!

Otherwise, your schedule looks feasable.

But this is homebrew, nothing ever works out as planned. Ive stopped planning my brew days all together, I just wing it.

I'd add an extra hour for OH ****, time before you're finished.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:54 PM   #4
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Keep the running! Nothing gets my blood ready for a nice brew day like a 10 mile run first thing in the morning! I like to start at 5:30 or 6:00 AM!


Looks ambitious, but also fun! Go for it!

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My hats off to you. You are way more organized and ambitious than I am.

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Says it all!

Otherwise, your schedule looks feasable.

But this is homebrew, nothing ever works out as planned. Ive stopped planning my brew days all together, I just wing it.

I'd add an extra hour for OH ****, time before you're finished.
Too true, I'm probably jinxing myself with such a tight schedule. And now that I look at I haven't given myself time to use the bathroom....adding 0810 am - Strap on adult diaper.
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I had a really ambitious weekend last week.

Brewed a batch and bottled a batch on Saturday, then did my first AG batch and bottled another one on Sunday. Halfway through Sunday me and my buddy were hating life and I didn't even want to think about brewing for about a week after that.

YMMV

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Make certain that you allow about 3 hours + for "Murphy's Law" which will come into play in a situation such as this. Figure on finishing around midnight and you will be fine. Montanaandy

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I'd say run real hard for 1/4 mile then get a cup of coffee...that should save you some time

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Old 05-25-2010, 02:07 AM   #10
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I had a really ambitious weekend last week.

Brewed a batch and bottled a batch on Saturday, then did my first AG batch and bottled another one on Sunday. Halfway through Sunday me and my buddy were hating life and I didn't even want to think about brewing for about a week after that.

YMMV
A whole week? Must have been going through some serious withdrawals.
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