Originally Posted by mountainman619
dfess1 I must confess
, I have never heard of doing that before. Brilliant. Can you elaborate on the 'small beer'. Like volume, OG's etc?
Sorry to the OP, I don't want to hijack the thread. We could take it to a new thread or PM if need be.
Recently I brewed a clone of Stone 15th Anniv DBIPA, a RIS, Barleywine. They all had a huge grainbill, and were only 5 gal batches. I'm using 15 gal pots for HLT, MLT, BK. So I over fill my HLT, use what I need to sparge with, and wait to collect my volumn for the initial beer. Then i throw in leftover water from the HLT, let it sit for another 20 min or so (recirc throughout this phase, as well as my initial mash), and then collect back into my HLT. The "small" beer off my RIS still hit 1.050, and the RIS his 1.100 on it's own. I look at it as a "free" beer, so i throw in whatever I have in the fridge for hops and yeast, or other adjuncts. The second beer is about a quarter to half way through the boil by the time the first one is done. Two beers in a slightly elongated brew day, but no where near as long if I was doing two completely different beers.
Originally Posted by day_trippr
What my Smoke Ring
is referring to can be termed "parti gyle"
brewing. Old technique, still has legs...
exactly! How you