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Old 06-21-2011, 04:07 AM   #1
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Hey All,

Here's my step by step process with the steam kettle.

So here's to starting the day, have all the grains ground and the 60L fermenter sterilizing.


Just started the mash, i brought the strike water to 155 degrees, added the 35 pounds of grains, the water then dropped to 135 degrees. Took 15 minutes to bring to my target mashing temperature of 153.


The mash ended up spiking at 160 degrees (7 more than planned) but still worked out just fine. Found that once i hit the target temp, the steam kettle kept raising the temp even when off (which kicked ass for boiling by the way)

Still mashed for the full 120 minutes, then a mashout at 170 degrees for 10 minutes.


Here's my mash-tun setup, it worked great!

So i sparged at 170 degrees for about 40 minutes.


Yield before the boil was 19 gallons

With a pre-boil OG of 1.050


Did the standard 1 hour boil, adding 3 different hops

2 pots in an ice bath, one with a coil wort chiller


Third pot chilling.

Got to 70 degrees in under an hour.

Ended up with a OG of 1.078! my target was 1.060
Also hit the 15 gallon mark right on the nose!


here's the 60L fermenter in action.

Here's to the 7 week wait!

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Old 06-21-2011, 04:13 AM   #2
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Wow, ever thought about resizing pics? Do you work in a restaurant or something? You should post those pics in "the tap room" thread

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Old 06-21-2011, 04:18 AM   #3
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Sorry about that, just resized them, and yes i do work in a restaurant. So much easier to brew there then at home!

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Sorry about that, just resized them, and yes i do work in a restaurant. So much easier to brew there then at home!
I like your idea.
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Sorry about that, just resized them, and yes i do work in a restaurant. So much easier to brew there then at home!
I wouldn't brew at work.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #6
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Hmm won't be doing that again. Still it's just for me to consume at home.

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It's not beer until you pitch the yeast. So you could make the wort and take it home before pitching and fermenting? Maybeez?

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It's not beer until you pitch the yeast. So you could make the wort and take it home before pitching and fermenting? Maybeez?
Yes you can but it still could be a legal battle if they wanted to come after the place. Best to brew at home and not risk it, tho i want that steam kettle for my brew room in my house when i get it lol!
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Hmm won't be doing that again. Still it's just for me to consume at home.
I shared a similar feeling/idea. I even tried the excuse that it was just barley soup. No go.

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It's not beer until you pitch the yeast. So you could make the wort and take it home before pitching and fermenting? Maybeez?
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Best to brew at home and not risk it, tho i want that steam kettle for my brew room in my house when i get it lol!
Again, see above above. As far as the steam kettles are concerned, you can go to govdeals dot com and they usualyy have more than one up for auction. I want one too. They are basically a smaller version of what commercial breweries use. Cheers
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Where did you get that fermenter - I mean barley soup container?

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