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Old 11-09-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default First Allgrain day!

Not too many pictures, but this was my first allgrain brewday. Made a pretty standard hefeweizen.

http://s1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/rhsatterfield/Allgrain%20Brewing/

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Old 11-09-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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Sweet nice pics. I've done a couple PM's and it always helps to see the pictures in the order of operation. How did that cooler do at holding temps? I have the same one but havent converted it yet-only holds cold beer so far.

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Old 11-09-2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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It held temp real well, for probably two reasons. 1) I overheated my initial strike water in order to get the cooler to suck up some heat, and 2) I put some big thick towells on top of it to help hold the temp. One think I think I'll be doing is making a floating lid outta some foam insulation wrapped in tinfoil to minimize the open space in my tun.

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living dangerously on that stove!! time for a bigger kettle

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Man, that thing was heavy enough to lift as is. I had enough room, since I stick with 5 gallon batches. I will upgrade when I start using a propane burner. Not allowed to since I live in an apartment.

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that's an igloo cube 60 quart cooler. very popular with all-grainers. i think most of us started with a hefe. welcome to ag

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Yeah, I got the igloo at Lowes on sale. I figured a hefe would be hard to screw up. Gonna probably try an IPA next.

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Congrats on the AG brew, your next batches will get easier as you go along and faster.

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I actually scared myself about it more than I needed too (just like my first tattoo). My temps were close, and SG was good enough. The yeast went ape and made me use a blow off tube. So all in all, I'm looking forward to the next time.

Except for the fact that my dog crapped the carpet while I was trying to clean up.

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