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Old 12-26-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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I feel like I missed something. I brewed a couple days ago and it was my fastest to date.

I doughed in at 1, finished putting away all my clean equipment at 4:45. I've never had such a short brew day!

I did everything as usual, but for some reason everything went off efficiently time wise.

So, how long is your typical brew day?

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Old 12-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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I usually do 10 gallon batches which adds time, but not a whole lot. From the time I am done setting everything up, to when I finish cleaning everything is usually 5 hours.

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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5 1/2 hours from getting everything out to cleaned up and put away. 1 hour mashes and 1 hour boils.. 5 gal.

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6-7 hours from milling to cleaning, 10 gal batches.
I could probably speed it up but I don't care too much about time on my brewday.

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Im usually around 6 hours with milling and clean up, but I have had some mysterious short brew days in there for one reason or another. I wonder sometimes if humidity/temp affect the time it takes me to get to boil.

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I usually get alot of stuff together the day before. If you don't include that then its about 4.75 to 5 hours.

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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Im usually around 6 hours with milling and clean up, but I have had some mysterious short brew days in there for one reason or another. I wonder sometimes if humidity/temp affect the time it takes me to get to boil.
I know the weather affects my boil off rate, haven't considered it affecting my boil times.

It was around freezing the other day here, so I'm sure that helped me chill the wort down. I didn't include my milling time or strike water above, so all said and done it was about 4 1/2 hrs. I'm usually an hour longer than that.

I'm never trying to rush my day, but I am pretty busy outside of brewing so a quick brewday here and there is welcomed!
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Yesterday I was about 5-6 hours using the BIAB process. That seems pretty typical so far.

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If I'm on the ball with multitasking (heating strike water while milling, cleaning while boiling/mashing, etc), and a 60 min mash/60 min boil I can do about 4 hours. I generally take it easy, and spend about 6 hours, 7 if I'm doing 90/90 mash and boil.

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5.5 hours today brewing a simple dry stout with a single infusion single sparge with no mash out. I still need to wash out the kettle. I could shave an hour off that if I managed my time better.

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