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Old 02-09-2009, 07:02 PM   #11
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Looks like a good brew. There is no better smell than freshly crushed grain.

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Old 02-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #12
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Is that a turkey fryer your using as your heat source and kettle? If so, what size is the kettle, and what BTU is the burner. I am tring to decide between a turkey fryer assembly or buying a burner and pot seperatly (which is more $$$)

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Old 02-10-2009, 04:58 PM   #13
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Is that a turkey fryer your using as your heat source and kettle? If so, what size is the kettle, and what BTU is the burner. I am tring to decide between a turkey fryer assembly or buying a burner and pot seperatly (which is more $$$)
I got the turkey fryer when I was starting back into homebrewing with some partial mash recipes. Now it just heats up my strike and sparge water.

The day I was going to brew my first all grain, I realized I needed a larger pot, we have a discount grocery store here that sells large stock pots normally used for making tamales, well I make beer and it's 13 gallons. I paid $40 for it.

I have the burner stand that came with the fryer and another square one that I use for the larger pot. The burners looks to be about the same size, I don't know how many BTUs though. I believe it is the standard turkey fryer size, which is not that much I think.

Buying the components separate is going to run more, but you will probably get a better product.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:02 PM   #14
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Nice, look eerily similar to my own rig!

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #15
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Nice, look eerily similar to my own rig!
Sure does, I think your coffee roasting setup is great too
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:42 AM   #16
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What did you OG turn out to be? I just kegged my first RIS tonight OG 1.100 FG 1.028. I can't wait do drink this one!

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What did you OG turn out to be? I just kegged my first RIS tonight OG 1.100 FG 1.028. I can't wait do drink this one!
I ended up at 1.095 for my OG with 5.25 gallons. The recipe was for 5 gallons and I also shorted myself 14oz of the main 2-row, I read 16lbs, not 16lb 14oz.

Anyways, I wish I had a extra pound of grain to throw in on brew day, but the recipe callled for a OG of 1.096, so it was close enough.
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How long to you plan on aging? Are you going to keg this or bottle?

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How long to you plan on aging? Are you going to keg this or bottle?
I am planning on bottling this one and aging until next winter or when it starts to cool down again, usually in late November here.
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I am having a beer and wine tasting party this weekend and will open a bottle of this RIS and see what people think.

It is a little young at about 3 months now but we shall see.

This is a blind taste test party too so people are not going to know what hit them when they taste this 10%/100 IBU dark water

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