My Brewday: Brewing an Altbier for December
Thought I'd share some pics of my brewday from a couple weeks ago. I did an altbier and hit about 86% efficiency with my set-up! Hopefully it'll taste pretty good in a few months.
Getting everything set up:
Hooking up the water filter:
Filling and heating the hot water tank:
After hitting strike temp, transfer to mash tun:
Add dem grains:
Hit the target. Boom:
Vorlauf after an hour:
Fly spargin' it up:
3 oz. Spalt first wort hops:
My high-tech filtering system (yes, I've heard of HSA):
Add the chiller:
Transfer the cooled wort:
Done and done:
A few days later:
Holy...why am I not doing that coffee filter thing? Must save a lot of vorlauf time...
Awesome, love the pics. I'd like to brew an altbier soon. Care to share the recipe?
Just stole a coffee filter from work (it was already mine anyways) to try that.
Hmmm I'm going to try that coffee filter thing. I tend to get alot of trub.
For my small one gallon batches, I can't imagine HSA will be that big a deal.
+1 on sharing the recipe, I'd love to brew an Alt this winter.
I'm kind of curious as to why you're doing this now for December. Admittedly, I don't know a ton about the style, but I thought Alts were one of the few German Ale styles. So, shouldn't this be ready much sooner than that?
HSA is a non issue. You would boil the beer anyway, and if you are pitching the appropriate amount of yeast its not a problem.
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