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Old 12-23-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default First AG tomorrow, excited/nervous

After getting my early xmas gift, 15 gal SS mash tun, I am ready to go AG. I have been lurking on the forum for a while and it has been a wonderful resource so thanks for all the insight. I am going to do a five gallon batch of BierMuncher's hooked on bitters, doing a dry run tonight just to make sure I am all dialed in when i go to the real thing in the morning. Again I cannot not say thanks enough for this resource without it I am not sure i would have made the jump to all grain.

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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Good luck, I just did my first a few weeks ago and my 4th this morning.

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Remember:

-vorlauf a half gallon or more
-a good thermometer
-blankets for the mash tun
-fill the tun with water and see if it leaks.
-water 1st and then grains
-a bowl of ice
-make sure the water is hot enough initially to account for mash tun absorption. better too hot than too cold. cover and let sit for 10 minutes and check temps.
-have fun

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
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Just finished adding all my grain and strike water, missed my mash temp by a little but that was to be expected on new equipment and doing AG for the first time. I under estimated how much heat my tun would suck up, got if fixed so my first mash is rocking. I know the more I brew the better I will get but I'm excited for the rest of the brew day.

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Cool! Good luck. I just did my first all-grain last night. It took me almost 7 hours from start to finish!

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Good luck, Ive been AG brewing for about 8 months now, just remember that its a learning process and keep to your guides and you should be fine!

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Good luck! You will be just fine and when you are done you will say "man that was easy" and plan for the next one.

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Yeast is pitched and all that is left is the clean up. I was over on my SG by a few points but i figure that is better than under. I learned a lot today and will use my knowledge for the next round.

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