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Old 10-18-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Friday it took me about 7 hours. I found a slow cooked BBQ pork recipie that if I made it first I could of had a yummy meal when I was done brewin'.Plus it has beer in it!


 
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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+ or - begging the wife to allow me to destroy the house?
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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It's been taking me 7-8 hours as well, and I'd really like to cut that down to about 5-6. I think I might be spending too much time batch sparging with vorlaufing to settle the grain bed in between batch sparges. Also, the time it takes to wait until pitching temps eats up a lot of time, of course I'm washing equipment, etc, during that time. Once I bottled another beer while the other beer was boiling, but now that I think about it, that could be a little dangerous... Oh well. Slow cooked BBQ sounds good!

 
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #5
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+ or - begging the wife to allow me to destroy the house?
This is very true, and the reason why I wait until she has to work that weekend to brew beers. She'll work 12 hour shifts, so that allows me to have enough time for clean-up of equipment AND the house as well. Saves me trouble and stress! I would also like to hear how people cut down the time it takes for brew day.

 
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #6
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No Sparge No Chill FTW !!!!1!
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:05 PM   #7
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I just did my first AG yesterday, and I got in and out (including all cleaning, putting things away, etc) in 4.75 hours. I was pretty happy with that.

 
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:23 PM   #9
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4 hours on the dot for a simple infusion mash and batch sparge. If I go past that I know I did something wrong.

 
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:31 PM   #10
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I average about 4 hours from start to clean up. I did a decoction mash last weekend that took a whole sunday.....really....I hope it was worth it.....

 
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