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Old 03-22-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Halfway through my first full mash/full boil! (In my apartment!)

I'm having a good day. I used the 'easy partial mash' guide, changed my recipes for a 2-gallon IPA recipe (chinook + cascade + cascade whole hop dry hop), and mashed on my stovetop for 60 minutes at 153. I sparged in another pot at 175f for 10 minutes, and this is a picture from the boil.

Ill update with some pictures of OG and my carboy before I shut her in the closet for a few weeks. I liked this process a lot better so far - more time and labor intensive but it feels so great to make beer from just grain, yeast, hops, and water.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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I can smell it from here.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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Trying to warm my tummy while cooling the beer



Target was 1.06. For my first AG, 1.05/1.06 is great to me. Especially since I have an electric coil range.
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At the risk of slightly spoiling your happiness, I have to point out that when you say OG was supposed to be 1.05 / 1.06....
There is a range of .010 between those two values.
In other words, if OG was supposed to be 1.060 and you got 1.050 then there is a slight range there that you missed.
Not a huge deal, just something to point out.

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How big is the batch? I'd like to try something similar soon.

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How big is the batch? I'd like to try something similar soon.
Pre-boil volume was exactly 3 gallons. Boiled down to 2.3-2.4 gallons, and my carboy holds 2 full gallons. Having my PBV at 3 gallons is probably why my OG was 1.05 and not 1.06. Too much sparge water.
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