First AG Brew Day - Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale
So, yesterday I did my fist all grain brew...and to my surprise everything went fairly well. I have to again thank all the experienced members who have contributed to this site; I've learned a great deal and knew what to expect through this whole process. Anyways on to the pictures!
Link to entire album: HERE
Getting brew water... 3.5g initially for strike water. 4.2g later for sparging:
The 5g Igloo MLT with SS braid filter:
Grain Bill: 9# 2-row Pale, 2# Vienna, 1# Crystal 40L
Initial mash temp was 158F, so I added 1/2qt of 68F water, bringing it down to 153F:
Assistant brewer and first runnings:
Second batch sparge in progress:
Draining wort into brew kettle:
Boil under way, 1oz. Willamettes in the boil:
Time to test out last months brew (extract pale ale):
A little reading while I supervise the boil:
All done and ready to ferment:
I like the DYI water filter system!
Looks like things went perfect. I love the HPA, busted my AG cherry on it as well.
Yeah, that water filter works great...and no buying water from the store :). I felt everything went well, but I'd like to boost my efficiency somehow. If I want to do bigger beers, I'll need to figure that out or buy a bigger cooler!
Great job, nice pics, Congrats on your first AG. :mug: PROST!
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