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Old 05-25-2010, 05:51 PM   #21
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Looks like an awesome day!

I would mention that you could start mashing on batch two as soon as you start boiling the first batch. That ends up shaving a few hours off your day.

At first I planned out everything step by step like this. Then gradually I got away from that. When it took me 8 hours to make one batch earlier this year, I knew it was time to get back to planning. Now I have the key steps planned out with general timing of pacing steps. As a result I can make two five gallon batches in six hours with 45-minute mashes and 60-minute boils. At any time I can look where I am on the checklist and see what I'm supposed to be doing "right now".

Maybe it comes down to personality but I love having it all planned out. That way I avoid the OH **** moment, for the most part.

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:32 PM   #22
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If Murphy stays away I think I could get two 5 gallon batches and two bottling sessions done in about 6 hours.
Definately set out your equipment and prep your ingredients the night before.

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:52 PM   #23
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You'll save on some water and energy if you take the heated water from your wort chiller, and use that as mash water for the next brew. Although with three batches, you can only do that once heh

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:56 PM   #24
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You'll save on some water and energy if you take the heated water from your wort chiller, and use that as mash water for the next brew. Although with three batches, you can only do that once heh
Thats not a bad idea, but something in my head does not like the idea of using water run through my IC.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:05 PM   #25
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Thats not a bad idea, but something in my head does not like the idea of using water run through my IC.
My IC & pre-chiller are homemade and I just used garden hose so that I use the outside spigot on my patio. The hot water coming out smells like the house, sort of rubbery.

My next DIY project will likely be an in-line H2O filter setup so that I can brew entirely outdoors and at that point I'll probably switch out the hoses for food grade tubing and re-using the IC H20 might be more feasible. Of course than I'll need a proper stand, and a second burner, and a HLT, and .......
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You may want to schedule a shower in there somewhere after the run. :P

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Old 05-25-2010, 09:28 PM   #27
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I say you skip the run at 7am for just running in circles while you are brewing, I bet you can get in at least 9 miles while brewing at the same time.

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You may want to schedule a shower in there somewhere after the run. :P
Now THAT is what I can use the IC runoff water for -- Yard shower!
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I'd drop that step right away.



Move that homebrew to the now vacant 7am slot...
ROFLMAO - Jesus man, I could not have said it better myself.
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You may want to schedule a shower in there somewhere after the run. :P
Or name the beer "Sour Satchel Kentucky Common"
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