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Walzenbrew 02-21-2012 03:17 AM

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Whew! Brew day was a success. If you are wondering about getting into PM from extract, you should dive it. It is a lot simpler doing it and figuring it out than readin about it. I think my hefeweizen went well.
After the mash, it tasted nice and sweet like it was suppose to. After all was said and done, I pitched the yeast and when I woke up this morning there was a nice head of krausen and bubbles were seen all throughout. Hopefully it'll turn out well. I had to adjust the recipe because I ferment in a MrB because of the space in my studio apt.
Here's some pictures

Mash

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here's after the dry malt extract was added
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Thank you for your advce!


Walzenbrew 02-21-2012 03:17 AM

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Whew! Brew day was a success. If you are wondering about getting into PM from extract, you should dive it. It is a lot simpler doing it and figuring it out than readin about it. I think my hefeweizen went well.
After the mash, it tasted nice and sweet like it was suppose to. After all was said and done, I pitched the yeast and when I woke up this morning there was a nice head of krausen and bubbles were seen all throughout. Hopefully it'll turn out well. I had to adjust the recipe because I ferment in a MrB because of the space in my studio apt.
Here's some pictures

Mash

Attachment 49017


here's after the dry malt extract was added
Attachment 49018

Thank you for your advce!


hnsfeigel 03-16-2012 06:09 PM

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So just wanted to thank everyone for all of the help I've received on here as a beginning brewer. Most recently to DeathBrewer for this awesome write-up and BeirMuncher for the Centennial Blonde recipe. I used DB's method for the first time yesterday and it worked great. I am a little challenged, because I only have a 3gal and a 4gal pot and I attempted my biggest grain bill to date (7 lbs) on this one. I was expecting my efficiency to suffer d/t the thick mash, but I actually pulled 64% out of my mash. For my 1st batch with this setup, I'm pretty happy with that.

For anyone not familiar with the recipe: (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cent...10-gall-42841/)
If anyone wants to critique my process or has any ideas, please feel free to chime in! I thought I would throw in some pics and description about my brew-day in case anyone was interested:

I used my 3 gal pot for my initial mash. (I used the tea-bag method and expected I would need a little more room for the sparge with the absorbed water transferring with the grain.) With this grain bill, I had to account for a 3.5 gal boil MAX so I did 2 gal mash and sparge. That put me at 1.14 qt/lb, which is less than ideal but I wanted to mash as much grain as possible.
Hit my mash temp pretty close, it actually evened out to 154 after thoroughly stirring. These pots magically only lose 1-2 degrees over the course of the mash, without any assistance.
After the mash, I lifted the bag out of the pot and slid the colander underneath for dripping. Once it had drained, I lowered it over into the sparge water (hit 167*), stirred well and let it sit for about 10 min. After the sparge, I used a plate over the colander to squeeze the grain bag. (Pic below is 1st and 2nd runnings side by side)
The rest of the boil went off without a hitch, except for the cooling. The baby was asleep, so I couldn't dump ice in the sink and had to rely only on cold water changes and 2 small ice packs. Took about an hour, but I got it cooled to about 66 for pitching. OG was a little low @ 1.041, but I had to top off with 2 gal so who knows how accurate that is. As of this morning, the yeasties are off and running! Overall, a great brew day. Thanks again to everyone!


hnsfeigel 03-16-2012 06:09 PM

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So just wanted to thank everyone for all of the help I've received on here as a beginning brewer. Most recently to DeathBrewer for this awesome write-up and BeirMuncher for the Centennial Blonde recipe. I used DB's method for the first time yesterday and it worked great. I am a little challenged, because I only have a 3gal and a 4gal pot and I attempted my biggest grain bill to date (7 lbs) on this one. I was expecting my efficiency to suffer d/t the thick mash, but I actually pulled 64% out of my mash. For my 1st batch with this setup, I'm pretty happy with that.

For anyone not familiar with the recipe: (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cent...10-gall-42841/)
If anyone wants to critique my process or has any ideas, please feel free to chime in! I thought I would throw in some pics and description about my brew-day in case anyone was interested:

I used my 3 gal pot for my initial mash. (I used the tea-bag method and expected I would need a little more room for the sparge with the absorbed water transferring with the grain.) With this grain bill, I had to account for a 3.5 gal boil MAX so I did 2 gal mash and sparge. That put me at 1.14 qt/lb, which is less than ideal but I wanted to mash as much grain as possible.
Hit my mash temp pretty close, it actually evened out to 154 after thoroughly stirring. These pots magically only lose 1-2 degrees over the course of the mash, without any assistance.
After the mash, I lifted the bag out of the pot and slid the colander underneath for dripping. Once it had drained, I lowered it over into the sparge water (hit 167*), stirred well and let it sit for about 10 min. After the sparge, I used a plate over the colander to squeeze the grain bag. (Pic below is 1st and 2nd runnings side by side)
The rest of the boil went off without a hitch, except for the cooling. The baby was asleep, so I couldn't dump ice in the sink and had to rely only on cold water changes and 2 small ice packs. Took about an hour, but I got it cooled to about 66 for pitching. OG was a little low @ 1.041, but I had to top off with 2 gal so who knows how accurate that is. As of this morning, the yeasties are off and running! Overall, a great brew day. Thanks again to everyone!


hnsfeigel 03-16-2012 06:09 PM

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So just wanted to thank everyone for all of the help I've received on here as a beginning brewer. Most recently to DeathBrewer for this awesome write-up and BeirMuncher for the Centennial Blonde recipe. I used DB's method for the first time yesterday and it worked great. I am a little challenged, because I only have a 3gal and a 4gal pot and I attempted my biggest grain bill to date (7 lbs) on this one. I was expecting my efficiency to suffer d/t the thick mash, but I actually pulled 64% out of my mash. For my 1st batch with this setup, I'm pretty happy with that.

For anyone not familiar with the recipe: (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cent...10-gall-42841/)
If anyone wants to critique my process or has any ideas, please feel free to chime in! I thought I would throw in some pics and description about my brew-day in case anyone was interested:

I used my 3 gal pot for my initial mash. (I used the tea-bag method and expected I would need a little more room for the sparge with the absorbed water transferring with the grain.) With this grain bill, I had to account for a 3.5 gal boil MAX so I did 2 gal mash and sparge. That put me at 1.14 qt/lb, which is less than ideal but I wanted to mash as much grain as possible.
Hit my mash temp pretty close, it actually evened out to 154 after thoroughly stirring. These pots magically only lose 1-2 degrees over the course of the mash, without any assistance.
After the mash, I lifted the bag out of the pot and slid the colander underneath for dripping. Once it had drained, I lowered it over into the sparge water (hit 167*), stirred well and let it sit for about 10 min. After the sparge, I used a plate over the colander to squeeze the grain bag. (Pic below is 1st and 2nd runnings side by side)
The rest of the boil went off without a hitch, except for the cooling. The baby was asleep, so I couldn't dump ice in the sink and had to rely only on cold water changes and 2 small ice packs. Took about an hour, but I got it cooled to about 66 for pitching. OG was a little low @ 1.041, but I had to top off with 2 gal so who knows how accurate that is. As of this morning, the yeasties are off and running! Overall, a great brew day. Thanks again to everyone!


hnsfeigel 03-16-2012 06:09 PM

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So just wanted to thank everyone for all of the help I've received on here as a beginning brewer. Most recently to DeathBrewer for this awesome write-up and BeirMuncher for the Centennial Blonde recipe. I used DB's method for the first time yesterday and it worked great. I am a little challenged, because I only have a 3gal and a 4gal pot and I attempted my biggest grain bill to date (7 lbs) on this one. I was expecting my efficiency to suffer d/t the thick mash, but I actually pulled 64% out of my mash. For my 1st batch with this setup, I'm pretty happy with that.

For anyone not familiar with the recipe: (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cent...10-gall-42841/)
If anyone wants to critique my process or has any ideas, please feel free to chime in! I thought I would throw in some pics and description about my brew-day in case anyone was interested:

I used my 3 gal pot for my initial mash. (I used the tea-bag method and expected I would need a little more room for the sparge with the absorbed water transferring with the grain.) With this grain bill, I had to account for a 3.5 gal boil MAX so I did 2 gal mash and sparge. That put me at 1.14 qt/lb, which is less than ideal but I wanted to mash as much grain as possible.
Hit my mash temp pretty close, it actually evened out to 154 after thoroughly stirring. These pots magically only lose 1-2 degrees over the course of the mash, without any assistance.
After the mash, I lifted the bag out of the pot and slid the colander underneath for dripping. Once it had drained, I lowered it over into the sparge water (hit 167*), stirred well and let it sit for about 10 min. After the sparge, I used a plate over the colander to squeeze the grain bag. (Pic below is 1st and 2nd runnings side by side)
The rest of the boil went off without a hitch, except for the cooling. The baby was asleep, so I couldn't dump ice in the sink and had to rely only on cold water changes and 2 small ice packs. Took about an hour, but I got it cooled to about 66 for pitching. OG was a little low @ 1.041, but I had to top off with 2 gal so who knows how accurate that is. As of this morning, the yeasties are off and running! Overall, a great brew day. Thanks again to everyone!


hnsfeigel 03-16-2012 06:09 PM

5 Attachment(s)

So just wanted to thank everyone for all of the help I've received on here as a beginning brewer. Most recently to DeathBrewer for this awesome write-up and BeirMuncher for the Centennial Blonde recipe. I used DB's method for the first time yesterday and it worked great. I am a little challenged, because I only have a 3gal and a 4gal pot and I attempted my biggest grain bill to date (7 lbs) on this one. I was expecting my efficiency to suffer d/t the thick mash, but I actually pulled 64% out of my mash. For my 1st batch with this setup, I'm pretty happy with that.

For anyone not familiar with the recipe: (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cent...10-gall-42841/)
If anyone wants to critique my process or has any ideas, please feel free to chime in! I thought I would throw in some pics and description about my brew-day in case anyone was interested:

I used my 3 gal pot for my initial mash. (I used the tea-bag method and expected I would need a little more room for the sparge with the absorbed water transferring with the grain.) With this grain bill, I had to account for a 3.5 gal boil MAX so I did 2 gal mash and sparge. That put me at 1.14 qt/lb, which is less than ideal but I wanted to mash as much grain as possible.
Hit my mash temp pretty close, it actually evened out to 154 after thoroughly stirring. These pots magically only lose 1-2 degrees over the course of the mash, without any assistance.
After the mash, I lifted the bag out of the pot and slid the colander underneath for dripping. Once it had drained, I lowered it over into the sparge water (hit 167*), stirred well and let it sit for about 10 min. After the sparge, I used a plate over the colander to squeeze the grain bag. (Pic below is 1st and 2nd runnings side by side)
The rest of the boil went off without a hitch, except for the cooling. The baby was asleep, so I couldn't dump ice in the sink and had to rely only on cold water changes and 2 small ice packs. Took about an hour, but I got it cooled to about 66 for pitching. OG was a little low @ 1.041, but I had to top off with 2 gal so who knows how accurate that is. As of this morning, the yeasties are off and running! Overall, a great brew day. Thanks again to everyone!


Lakesidebrew 03-02-2013 05:27 PM

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I did my first BIAB last week (7 days ago) and it is a honey ale with 6 lbs of grain and 3 lbs of honey!

I'm brewing it for Memorial Day party etc...

However I've never used honey in a brew or White Labs 0001 before and of course I've never seen a fermentation look anything like this yet!

Possibly it's due to my lack of experience ( 11 batches so far )... But this looks like I'm making cottage cheese.

Any thoughts?

Thanks



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