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Old 11-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default First Homebrew - Red Ale

Hey guys(and gals). I've been taking pictures along the way of my first homebrew and decided now that they're bottled and I tried one I'd post the pics. The kit was an LME with steeping grains from True Brew. All in all it seems like a successful brew. I managed to drop my hydrometer when cleaning it so will have to order another before brewing up the AHS Imperial Winter Ale PartialMash I have here waiting. Well here are the pics from my blackberry. Digi camera is on order for xmas

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Sorry for the lack or organization. Ill post direct links to the pics when I get home from work. My internet is limited on my phone.

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Old 11-29-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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Nice job but PLEASE keep the lid on while you are chilling, dust and falling debris in the air is enemy #1.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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Nice job but PLEASE keep the lid on while you are chilling, dust and falling debris in the air is enemy #1.
I've read that its optional as the steam that is being released while cooling contains something that you want released from the wort right? Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty positive I've read that.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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I've read that its optional as the steam that is being released while cooling contains something that you want released from the wort right? Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty positive I've read that.
I have heard similar. I think Revvy was yelling at someone for cooling with the lid on, some weird chemical blah blah blah Revvy stuff.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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I've read that its optional as the steam that is being released while BOILING contains something that you want released from the wort right? Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty positive I've read that.
Here I fixed it for you.
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I have heard similar. I think Revvy was yelling at someone for cooling with the lid on, some weird chemical blah blah blah Revvy stuff.
Yah that's what I thought too. Maybe if we say revvy again he'll come and elaborate
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God job!! I have made that same Red Ale a few times. Every time I have made it I have enjoyed it, can't wait to make another.

As far as keep the lid off during cooling, I also recall reading that it wasn't good to do that. I never have and had no efects that I can speak of.

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Revvy Revvy Revvy. Does he not search for his name?

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The chemical you're talking about is DMS.

It's released by malt at temps above 140 (don't trust that #, my memory is shaky). At boiling temps it's released in the steam, so you need the lid off. After boiling the DMS is still being produced as long as the wort is hot, but if it's not boiling it's not escaping. You want to cool the wort as fast as possible to keep it from getting out of control.

Lid on or off during wort cooling shouldn't matter in this regard.

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I have yet to cool with a lid. but I have immersion chiller and get the temp down fast and into the fermenter.

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