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Old 08-07-2009, 11:18 AM   #11
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Roasting some coffee now to get me through the morning...

EDIT: As soon as the beans were roasted, the roaster died... sweet. I am done with buying roasters though.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:25 PM   #12
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4:20 to get 5.5 gallons at 1.057 into the fermentor.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:30 PM   #13
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Gosh. I missed you again. Grr.... Darn that work stuff.

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Old 08-07-2009, 06:57 PM   #14
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Yah, no one really watched the brewcast today... so, I may stop doing them, to save some hassle.

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Old 08-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #15
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Well, the DL on the brew day is this...

Pre-planning helped a lot. 4:20 was the time it took with a 100 minute boil to get the 5.5 gallons into the fermentor.

Eff. was 82%
OG was 1.057 or 14.8 Brix

The RWS OG was 1.039, this was one quart and used S-04

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Old 08-07-2009, 10:13 PM   #16
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Yah, no one really watched the brewcast today...

That hurts man... it really hurts. [wandering back off by himself]

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Old 08-08-2009, 12:52 PM   #17
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Well Mike...

The last (2) Brewcasts have had about 2 viewers, who have only viewed for a matter of minutes. My first brewcast had about 20+ viewers.

Some things I noticed on this go around:

Very helpful to just leave the HLT ON all night prior to the brew session, once it is heated, the element only cycles on once every 30 minutes anyway.

1 gal/min. recirculation speed will work (keep ramping it up after each session)

Paid attention to the mashout phase. Took HLT 10 minutes to ramp from 162F to 173F for the mashout while recirculating. Took the grain bed 25 minutes to reach 166F.

Sparge, meh... nothin to report here, took 40 minutes to fly sparge and collect 8 gallons.

From the boil... well it is nice to have a refractometer. Not only for the pre-boil gravity, but also for gravity readings as the boil progresses. Took 13 minutes to reach a boil. Also, placed my sparge water salts into the boil this time, not the sparge water... duh. Oh, and I am adjusting my boil off from 1.5/gal hour to about 1.35 gal/hour.

4:20 with cleanup is the fastest that I have ever brewed, dont think I can speed it up any more as long as my boils are so long.

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why ale yeast?

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Because it is an ale, of course.
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Because it is an ale, of course.
Ok. i thought you were going for a true O-fest.


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