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Old 05-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default IPA batch in my tiny condo kitchen

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*


Vorlauf


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.


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Transferring to the primary


Just short of 5 gallons, miscalculated my boil-off, forgot to consider that I was using 2 kettles for the first part of the boil


The finished product


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Nifty.
I brew in my tiny Condo Kitchen as well most of the time.

thanks for the post and the pictures
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Thanks for the pictures! I brew inside too, but I have a huge old house. I'm amazed that you vorlauf on that nice carpeting, though. I seem to spray wort everywhere when I open the valve, or recirculate, so I always do it on the hardwood kitchen floor.

I know that Brewtopia posted many pictures of him brewing in his tiny condo, so where there is a will, there's a way!
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Very cool. What recipe did you brew? sounds interesting and I'm always on the lookout for good IPA recipes.
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I'm amazed that you vorlauf on that nice carpeting, though. I seem to spray wort everywhere when I open the valve, or recirculate, so I always do it on the hardwood kitchen floor.
In person the carpet looks like crap, it's old and stained and really needs to be replaced. I normally do take the time to put a towel down, I just happened to forget for this particular brew session.
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Very cool. What recipe did you brew? sounds interesting and I'm always on the lookout for good IPA recipes.
This is the recipe that I used:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/my-2...can-ipa-81478/
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Definitely cool.

I, too, wish that I had somewhere besides the garbage to put my spent grain...


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