Originally Posted by seawort
I used mine for the first time two weekends ago and had to really keep it low or was wasting heat pushing it around the edges of the keggle. I realized that it had heated the skirt up to glowing red at one point and had to step it back a touch more. Too many BTUs is unlikely to be a problem however, just saving propane, and it is refreshingly quiet. I bet your fat tire clone is better than fat tire by the way. I find fat tire to be rather uninteresting these days compared to anything homebrew and I hope you have some better micro brews around there you just have not found yet. Otherwise... MORE brewing for you!
This burner takes some getting used to that's for sure. This is my 14th brew with it, and I'm just now getting a feel for how much I need to open it to get what I want.
I hadn't brewed an amber in a while, I've heard a lot of good things about Fat Tire, and I can't get it locally so I figured what the heck.
Here's the recipe I used. If it's any good I'll move it to the recipe section.
Dough-in to 2.75 gallons of 174' water the following grainbill:
5 lbs Munich
4.5 lbs American 2 row
1/2 lb. Crystal 90L
1/4 lb Victory
3 oz. Biscuit
Mash for 60 min holding at 152-155
1st batch sparge with 2 gal 170' water
2nd batch sparge with 1.5 gal 170' water
I'm dealing with a 5.5 gallon kettle, so I brought 5 gallons to a boil and added 1 oz of Willamette 6.7% aa
At 30 min I added the remaining 1/2 gallon from my second sparge
at 15 min 1/2 oz of Hersbrucker 3.8% aa
at 5 min 1/2 oz of Norther Brewer 6.6% aa
We'll see how it turns out in about 6 weeks.