I'm still a newbie so I wanted to document a brew with some photos... I only brewed one extract batch before I made the jump to all grain... I live by the motto 'go big or stay home', so I tend to jump in the deep end right off the bat.
Here are some photos of a recent brew, I brew in the tiny kitchen of our condo.
This is for an IPA, it's a 14 lbs grain bill for a 5 gallon batch, here are the crushed grains.
Lots o' hops as well....
Roscoe checking out my homemade mash tun, please ignore the label on the cooler, I bought it at a charity auction
Inside the mash tun - hard to see the temp but it's right at my target of 154*
Collecting the first runnings
7.75 gallons in an 8 gallon kettle... A little too full for comfort
Split the wort between two kettles... Much better
I wish I had a yard to make a compost pile with the spent grains
Just starting to boil... This is a 90 minute boil but the first hop addition isn't until 30 minutes, so I boil in two kettles for an hour, then combine into one at 30 minutes for the first hops addition.