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Old 01-12-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default First All-Grain Brew Day pics

So today i brewed up my first all grain and first recipe i created
myself, a toasted oatmeal stout. I borrowed the girlfriends camera for the day
and finally got a chance to snap some photos.

First, My newly built MLT



The CPVC Manifold. I was worried about possible getting a stuck sparge
because of the oats, but it worked perfectly.


Mash In:



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Old 01-12-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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First runnings:



Done Sparging:


Starting the Boil:



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Old 01-12-2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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Tranferring to fermenter:


All finished:


All said and done, it was a lot easier then i thought. I was also pretty psyched because i got nearly 79% efficiency!

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Old 01-12-2009, 04:28 PM   #4
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nice!

how long did it take to start your boil on the stove?

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Not that long. I didn't time it but i'd say around 15-20 minutes tops.

I have full length grates over the burners though, so i'm able to straddle 2 burners at once which i'm sure speeds up the process.

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I'm hoping your wort proofed that probe thermometer...
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I'm hoping your wort proofed that probe thermometer...
haha. I remembered i wasn't supposed to get the wire wet right before it was too late. Actually there is still a little bit of the probe exposed, but its bent at an angle so it looks like a peice of the cable. I will be waterproofing it in the future. In the meantime i just screwed an eyehook into the top of the MLT and hung it from there so the only the probe got wet and the wire stayed above the mash.
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OK...phew!

Looks like a good brew!

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I'm hoping your wort proofed that probe thermometer...
Ummm.. Are you saying those probe thermometers can't go in the wort like that? I always put my wire in the tun without thinking it would matter. I'm currently on my second probe thermometer, probably due to the wire getting put into hot wort numerous times. Whats the best way to waterproof it?

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So today i brewed up my first all grain and first recipe i created
myself, a toasted oatmeal stout. I borrowed the girlfriends camera for the day
and finally got a chance to snap some photos.

First, My newly built MLT



The CPVC Manifold. I was worried about possible getting a stuck sparge
because of the oats, but it worked perfectly.


Mash In:
i have never done a all grain before what is the manifold or on the bottom how does it work?


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