It was a lovely 70 degrees outside with a nice breeze Friday afternoon in the middle of BFE Tennessee--a perfect day for my first AG! I brewed:
since i was told it was easy and widely liked.
(on a side note: I can only post 4 images for some reason...I had 11 to share)
Ingredients & ph stabilizer:
I planned to mash in at 153* with my newly built cooler mash tun! Thus, i preheated water to 180* let it sit for 5 minutes to warm the cooler and let it cool to 170* before i doughed in my grains @ a 1.25 qt/lbs ratio. Looks like I hit it dead on.
While I waited on my 60 minute mash to complete I figured a nice glass of Yooper's Dead Guy Extract clone would go well with the weather. (I know the glass is ****ty but that was all I had at home. lol )
Time to drain the mash tun! I did the double sparge, No mash out method seen here: All Grain
I hit 1.044 OG @ 6.5 gallons preboil doing this with the Brewmasterswarehouse crush.
Not too shabby for my first try!
Boiling time! 60 minutes. Grilled some steaks up during this time and continued to help myself to homebrews...
Post boil chilled with IC to 68 degrees and pitched rehydrated notty. Post boil gravity was 1.050! That's almost dead on!
This morning it was bubbling away. How exciting.
It went pretty well overall. Minus the auto siphon's hose coming out of the carboy during transfer and getting wort all over my pants...ha. I hope everyone likes the pics.
(Soooo, with a pre boil OG of 1.044 and a post boil OG of 1.050 what would my efficiency be?)