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Old 04-13-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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... to all that helped me with my questions. Because of you I completed my first all grain batch today, with only 1 extract batch under my belt. A Blonde Ale recipe I made myself with help from Beersmith. Done with two six gallon pots, mash tun cooler, electric flattop stove. Full 5.75 gallon boil, just had the pot wrapped with a hotel towel.

I was shooting for 1.053 and got 1.049 after the boil. I am happy with that. 69.8% efficiency. I calculated my water wrong so I had to do three batch sparges. Ended up leaving some water in the MTC. I made some mistakes but I am over all happy with the day. Now I know what to correct on the next batch.

Again, thanks.

 
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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How long did it take your 5.75 volume to boil with the towel wrapped pot on the flat-top?

 
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
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just had the pot wrapped with a hotel towel.
You did this in a Hotel Room! Awesome!
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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Congrats, the next time will go smoother, now hurry up and get to brewing, goos luck

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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You did this in a Hotel Room! Awesome!
Funny Guy!!

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:55 AM   #6
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How long did it take your 5.75 volume to boil with the towel wrapped pot on the flat-top?
You know, I don't recall because I was spackling a wall at the same time. I would just go back and check the pot every couple of minutes. I would guess it took about 15-20 minutes to go from mash temp. (170-180) to boil with the lid on. Once I hit boil I took the lid completely off and maintained the boil.

Regardless I was pleased with the time.

 
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