You know what today is... "Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble." --- What better way to start Halloween than firing up a cauldron of wort!
My first all-grain brew went well! No boil overs! my DIY MLT worked - no leaks! My DIY chiller cooled the beer in around 20mins! Again I have to give HUGE props to all the posters here... the numerous tips I read REALLY helped.
1. Only small issue I had was I don't think I had my sparge water hot enough - I batch sparged with 4.5gal - but the grain temp reading was only around 160ish... any issues with this?
2. I have my primary in the basement - but right now the bucket temp strip is reading about 70degrees... I pitched Wyeast 1728 (Scottish Ale) - which I think need a lower ferment temp... any major issues here? And any suggestions to try to cool it?
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Primary: always something...
Brewed: Scottish Ale 80 - Ode to Arthur Stout - Benrath Alt - Araucania Huaso Wit - Two Hearted Ale - Dark Star Porter - Yoopers Dead Guy Ale - Cassandra the Dark, Russian Imp. Stout - Yooper's Fat Tire - Scott-A-Tron IPA - Orange Kolsch - I69PA - Rye Opener - Lick Me I am an Irish Stout - Fat Thaddeus the Third Triple - Holy ESB of Antioch
*Member of PALE (Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts)