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golfguy819 09-16-2009 03:24 PM

I'm going to have a fun weekend!
Looks as though I'm going to have a great weekend. I have 3 brews lined up, but knowing me, I probably won't wait to start!


From left to right:
Edwort's Haus Ale
My Pumpkin Ale
My Blonde Ale

These are the first 2 recipes I've attempted to come up with, and in fact, these are the first all grain brews I'm doing, so I can't wait to get started!

RoaringBrewer 09-16-2009 03:46 PM

Good luck - you'll love all grain! :)

Chello 09-17-2009 01:18 AM

That packaging looks awfully familiar...

Deuce 09-17-2009 02:10 AM

gotta love the weekends scheduled around the brewdays! :rockin:
The SWBMO knows when a brewday is comming because I get this sparkle in my eye a couple days before hand!

golfguy819 09-17-2009 12:38 PM

As predicted, I can't wait until the weekend to start brewing, lol. I had to compromise and go grocery shopping here in a few minutes, but when I get back, its straight to brewing. I'm going to start off w/ the haus ale today, and maybe even get to the pumpkin ale to try and get it done by the end of October. Since I have to give myself something to do this weekend to get out of house work, the blonde ale will come this weekend. More pics to follow!

Jenks829 09-17-2009 02:20 PM

Check those Nottingham Yeast packets. Lot # 1081140118V, Expiration date 1/11 was recalled for poor/slow/absent fermentation

IrregularPulse 09-17-2009 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by Jenks829 (Post 1553007)
Check those Nottingham Yeast packets. Lot # 1081140118V, Expiration date 1/11 was recalled for poor/slow/absent fermentation

wa wa waaaa

Enjoy the AG. It's so much more fun.

golfguy819 09-17-2009 06:17 PM

I'm good on the lot number. Threw my strike water into the MLT to preheat it and found a small leak around the valve. All it took was a little twist and no more leak. I bought a new digital therm. today, calibrated it and found it was reading 209 in boiling water, but no big deal. I doughed in 30 mins ago, but didn't get any pics because I wanted to focus on the process. I got my math mixed up in the heat of the moment and calculated as if my therm. was reading 3 degrees over, instead of under. So, I doughed in at 155, which meant the temp was actually doughed in around 158. I'm not going to sweat it though, because what's done is done and its all a part of the learning process.

SamBrewer 09-18-2009 08:11 AM

enjoy it!!!

IrregularPulse 09-18-2009 12:37 PM

Your wort could have been boiling at 209. Your thermometer could be just fine. 158 will give you more body, less fermentables. Which brew was it? Maybe a little sweet for the Ed's Haus. Probably won't hit FG you're expecting, but it will still be beer.

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