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Old 11-13-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default Length of your AG brew session?

I'm just wondering how long (or short) other people's all grain brew days are.

I've personally gotten mine down to 4.5 hours in my kitchen. Luckily, I can get 5 gallons of water/wort to a raging boil in ~20 minutes! Woot!

So... how long is your brew day?

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I was floating between 4 and 4.5 hours for a long time, but over the course of this year, I've gotten it down to about 3.5 hours (including all clean-up).

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1 10 gallon batch = 3.75 hours.

3 5 gallon batches (2 AG, 1 extract) hopefully will = about 7.5 hours tomorrow

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I was floating between 4 and 4.5 hours for a long time, but over the course of this year, I've gotten it down to about 3.5 hours (including all clean-up).
Wowza. Maybe if I stopped playing Call of Duty during the brew session, I could get it down to that! Ha!

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1 5 gal extract including clean up ~2 hours.

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Mine would be 4 hours, but there always seems to be some minor issue that ends up slowing me down.

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Wowza. Maybe if I stopped playing Call of Duty during the brew session, I could get it down to that! Ha!

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It's a damn good thing I can get it done that fast, because I usually can't get started until sometime between 8pm and 9pm (three small kids). If it took me 5 hours, I don't think I'd be brewing too often.

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1 5 gal extract including clean up ~2 hours.
Wow! water heating + grain steeping + boiling + chillling + clean up in 2 hours? You da man.
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I'm around 5.5 hours.

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From turning on the burner to pitching the yeast I am at around 3 hours 45 mins for a regular AG mash. Then about another 30 mins for clean up.

Since I have got my Blichmann burners I have knocked about 20 mins off my brew day due to the speed I can now heat the water up.

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Old 11-13-2010, 02:09 AM   #10
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The longest I had was around 12 hours, making a Samichlaus clone. When I make 2 normal strength 5 gallon ag batches, I'm around 5 hours, mashing overnight.

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