New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Holy Crap it works




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
sdhucks7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sdhucks7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OKC
Posts: 313
Default Holy Crap it works

Ok here we go (this may be long I am not sure yet just warning any readers).
Today was my third attempt at an all grain brew. The first two didnt go so well both had stuck sparges and the first one only ended up with about 3 gal in the fermentor(so i sprayed about 2 more in with a garden hose I was a little drnuk and PO'd at that point) the second was a little better and i ended up with about 4gal. I just kegged my first attempt and I do believe it is gonna be good which rocks . The second will go in the keg later this week. Back to today. I did Yoopers Dead guy clone, i started about 11:30 or noon and just finished up with the cleaning. Today was by far one of the best brew days ever. If anyone else is reading this and thinking about going all grain then i suggest DO IT!
I mashed in a little hot but after letting it set and doing a bit of stirring i got the temp down and let it set for an hour. Vorlauf and add the first sparge everything went great, second sparge equally great. Ended up with about 7gal in the kettle. On with the boil, added hops chiller and irsh moss all went well. Flame out and turn on the IC and the shenanigans start.
Two missionarys from the Mormans show up in my garage! Ok no big deal i will talk religion (in person) with almost anyone so I invite them to set down and have a bottle of water while I am waiting on the wort to cool. I tried to give them a beer but they would have none of it. I mean heck its about 95 here in the shade today a nice cold beer would have cooled them off, at least it was working for me they hung out for about a half an hour and i think i may have scared them cause all of a sudden they said well we better be going now and left. So i finish the chill and end up with about 5.5 gal in one fermemter and maybe 1.5 in another ( i didnt want to waste my first success of an AG).
My one piece of advice for any new AG brewers is to make sure that if you do the steel braid conversion on your MT then make dang sure that you buy the SS braid and not the plastic one (this was the problem with my first 2 brews) Anyway now I am off cause SWMBO is making me dinnner and i need another beer.

Maybe this should be in the drunken rambling forum (if so someone please move it for me)

SD



__________________
sdhucks7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
eddie
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hermon, Maine
Posts: 1,084
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Awesome. Glad to hear your brew day went so well (Mormons and all.)



__________________
eddie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
FatDuc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FatDuc's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Leland, NC
Posts: 1,624
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

If you got the LDSs to leave on their own then you're doing something right!

Now go for the big leagues and see if you can get some Jehovah Witnesses on the run as well!

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by olllllo View Post
Every brewer here would tuck in his junk to have this opportunity.
Quote:
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. Aldous Huxley
Fat Duc Brewing
Special Character cheatsheets
FatDuc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2008, 10:39 PM   #4
StunnedMonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 1,137
Liked 17 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdhucks7 View Post
Two missionarys from the Mormans show up in my garage! Ok no big deal i will talk religion (in person) with almost anyone so I invite them to set down and have a bottle of water while I am waiting on the wort to cool.
I'd have chased them off with a rake.

Sounds like your day went OK. I'm really curious about the garden hose brew though. Did you happen to check the OG on that before you added the hose water. Or after? You really need to report back on that brew once you've tried it.
__________________
Tap 1:Traditional Bock
Tap 2:Robust Porter
Tap 3:California Common
Tap 4:Old Ale
Tap 5:IPA
StunnedMonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2008, 11:02 PM   #5
sdhucks7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sdhucks7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OKC
Posts: 313
Default

I kind of enjoy scaring the crap out of the missionary guys. I dont look like a nice guy anyway so it is fun to see them kind of try to get the guts to talk to me. These guys showed up just as I had been drinking for a few hours and I am always in the mood to talk religion with people about that time. I think I may have asked them more questions than they asked me. The best was my SWMBO sent out a mass text message about the situation and my brother sent me a text that said in his best Homer Simpson voice "This isnt about Jesus again is it?" and "Help me Jebus please Jebus help me".
The garden hose brew is in the keg and i will let you know in about a week if it is good or not. And once again I cannot stress the fact that you need to make sure your braid is Stainless Steel!!!


SD

__________________
sdhucks7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-07-2008, 11:48 PM   #6
blk94f150
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Northern KY
Posts: 215
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I just found out that my braid is the plastic one. Need to switch that out.

Mike

__________________

Total noob.

blk94f150 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2008, 12:52 PM   #7
fratermus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: 75081
Posts: 1,189
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

The last few years I have had this challenge for door-knockers: "You can come in if you know more about your theology than I know about your theology."

No one, no one at all, has taken me up on this.

__________________
Adequate Mousetrap brewhouse

Batch history | yeast slants | Suspending yeast
fratermus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #8
sdhucks7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sdhucks7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OKC
Posts: 313
Default

Quote:
The last few years I have had this challenge for door-knockers: "You can come in if you know more about your theology than I know about your theology."
Now that is a good idea! I think that is why they left so fast because I was asking them questions they couldnt answer.


SD
__________________
sdhucks7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2008, 09:33 AM   #9
Kauai_Kahuna
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2,280
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I just take off all my clothes and open the door naked. Funny thing, have not had to do that in many years. You think they keep us in a database?

__________________

---
In Primary: Belgium Chimay clones.
In Secondary: Braggot, pale ale, end of the world white.
Conditioning: Mead, Cider, braggot, Belgium Wheat.
On Tap: Clones, Chimay Blue, Red, Porter, malted cider.
Bottles: Far, far, too many to list.

Kauai_Kahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2008, 01:02 PM   #10
sdhucks7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sdhucks7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OKC
Posts: 313
Default

Quote:
Kauai_Kahuna I just take off all my clothes and open the door naked. Funny thing, have not had to do that in many years. You think they keep us in a database?
Now that is something close to what I have done in the past. In college on a saturday, I was sitting calmly drinking a beer at about 9 or 10 in the morning in my underwear watching a football game (we had just gotten directtv!) A knock on the front door, and lo and behold it was the Mormans. They look at me look at the beer in my hand then at their watches, hand me a copy of their bible and off they go to the next house. I have no problem with other peoples religion and actually enjoy talking to them about it as long as they will listen to my side but dang it dont interupt me when I am having a beer watching the game!


SD


__________________
sdhucks7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Holy crapper but that S-04 works fast... Jeffro General Beer Discussion 12 06-19-2009 05:33 PM
Holy Shnikeys!!! It Works!!! Duckfoot Equipment/Sanitation 2 08-15-2008 03:26 AM