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Old 12-14-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Just did my first all grain batch yesterday. I tried for a SN Tumbler type beer with a recipe I found here. I missed my mash temp by a few degrees (it said to mash at 154, and I was at about 151), and the OG came out a little low (1.046, supposed to be 1.052), but it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I forgot the whirfloc too, and so I'm hoping most of the sediment will settle out. Can't wait to try it in about 6 weeks!



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Old 12-14-2010, 12:39 AM   #2
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That's a great effort for your first AG. You'll get used to your equipment and what temps/amounts of water to use in them with certain amounts of grain to nail that 154. But you're damn close out of the gate, so nice job man.



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Old 12-14-2010, 01:00 AM   #3
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Don't worry about your temp of 151. Your beer will probably turn out a bit on the dry side, but still very drinkable. I wouldn't sweat the whirlfloc either, as the beer will clare up with age. As far as your OG goes... did you temperature correct your SG reading. When I started to AG, I thought my OG were lousy, then I found out about SG/temp correction, and found that I was getting about 80% eff. Welcome to the AG club!

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Old 12-14-2010, 01:56 AM   #4
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if that's all that happened on your first AG day, GOOD FRAKIN' JOB!!

it'll settle out (though it does help, probably shaves a week or two off the settling time), and you will have a lovely beer. i used to live near Hillsboro, what part of town you at?

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Old 12-14-2010, 02:07 AM   #5
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if that's all that happened on your first AG day, GOOD FRAKIN' JOB!!

it'll settle out (though it does help, probably shaves a week or two off the settling time), and you will have a lovely beer. i used to live near Hillsboro, what part of town you at?
Thanks. I'm out near the Hillsboro Airport.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:10 AM   #6
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yeah, i lived 2 miles east of Orenco. Gawd I miss Happy Panda....



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