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Old 07-28-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default 7-26-09 BrewDay

So since my pipeline has been dry of beer for a few weeks now I decided to get off my butt and brew a batch. It was a good time to test all the new BT features and my new solenoid valve setup.

The worst thing was that about halfway through the mash I dropped and broke my only hydrometer and my test jar and we don't have any LHBS. Soo this is going to be called the Flying Blind Amber Ale.

I was brewing 11 gallons of house amber ale.


Here are some shots of the system all set up.




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Old 07-28-2009, 11:19 AM   #2
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Partway through the mash



Here you can see the wort at the beginning of the recirculation.



And then here it is towards the end



And the final result

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My backup high tech volume measurement tool.



Recirculating



First sparge



Boil

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Old 07-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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That's a great looking set-up. Very sweet.

Bummer on the hydrometer. Maybe time to put a $30 refractometer on the shopping list. Not quite as accurate, but they will take a more abuse than a hydrometer.

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Thanks

Yeah i've been eyeing them, this hydro lasted almost 2 years so I guess it did pretty good.

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It's setups like this that scare away newbies! Seems like you could use some shade out there in Miami, gotta be warm. Very nice brew rig!

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heh heh, thanks!

Yeah after it hit the 3 hour mark I was starting to get a bit warm. I wish I had a covered patio to brew on.

At least I had the pool to jump in between steps

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Very nice, very nice. Glad to see you actually getting to use the BT's ever increasing features!

How did the volume calcs seem to work for you?

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