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Old 05-17-2008, 05:46 PM   #11
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Go do it. How are you going to cool the boil? Got Chiller?

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Old 05-17-2008, 06:15 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the encouragement. To the guy that said "Once through your first AG you'll wonder why you didn tdo it long ago". SERIOULSY!! This is simple! I missed mash tmep by like 4-5 degrees but just mashed an extra 30 minutes. Not really concerned. I think i had the right mindset coming in. "IT WILL BE BEER". Got my pre-boil sample sitting in my sample tube waiting to cool for a pre-boil gravity. Got 8 Gallons of wort in my keggle heating up to a boil. I'll figure out how much I need to boil off. I just went excessive with sparge water knowing I could boil longer if there was too much and since my boil test last showed 2G of boil off on a 6G volume of water.Now the "intimidating" part is over. Just the boil.
Only new step left will be trying out my IC.

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Old 05-17-2008, 06:36 PM   #13
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Keep the posts coming! I will be doing my first AG this week...I have been collecting all the hdwr to make a MLT, got a 10gal pot and an extra bottle of gas for the burner. I have also been hanging on to every word on the forum here to try to get a feel for where the potential potholes may be. Oh yeah, the brew is going to be a smoked hefe...even if it comes out bad it will be good.

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My main reason for being worried was probably reading too much! haha Good luck on yours this week.

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OOPS, Forgot to put my chiller in at 20 minutes left. Guess the first two hops additions are getting an extra 15 minutes. Amarillo at 45 and 20. now 60 and 35
Saaz still at 5

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OOPS, Forgot to put my chiller in at 20 minutes left. Guess the first two hops additions are getting an extra 15 minutes. Amarillo at 45 and 20. now 60 and 35
Saaz still at 5
Your hop bitterness will go up a tad bit but I like hops so I would consider the extra 15minutes = more hop bitterness. Mmmmmmm.
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I enjoy them quite well too so not too worried. Chilling right now. Chiller doesn't quite submerge fully in 5 gallons.
All in All good experience. Will change a couple things and next time I'll be able to have some umbers to work with for setup. Good day. No Rain yet...

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OOPS, Forgot to put my chiller in at 20 minutes left. Guess the first two hops additions are getting an extra 15 minutes. Amarillo at 45 and 20. now 60 and 35
Saaz still at 5


You don't have to put your chiller in for 20 minutes. At those temps, it'll be sanitized in 1-2 minutes. I put mine in at flameout and let it sit for about 5 minutes before starting the water.
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A little Stevie Ray Vaughn for encouragement.
What a beautiful day it is

What did you brew?
You've just got to name it "Sweet Little Thing" for your new Pride and Joy.

Awesome...update us again in 6 weeks. (if you can wait that long)
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Judging by the fact that you had near 500 posts going into this first AG, I take it this is not your first brew.

Have you been brewing extract for a while?

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