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Old 03-16-2010, 01:47 AM   #1
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so I just finished my first all grain, only took me like an hour longer than a normal brew day. I am definably more tired though. Brewed the west coast blaster from brewing classic styles. Beer smith gave me a different OG than BCS and i hit the beer smith OG dead on the money for 70% efficiency. not bad for my first time I would say

 
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:58 AM   #2
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:00 AM   #3
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Well done! All grain definitely makes for a long, tiring brew day but it's sooo worth it.

 
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:22 AM   #4
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Well done! All grain definitely makes for a long, tiring brew day but it's sooo worth it.
Definitely, good exercise too. Lot more lifting with all the water and such and the requisite full boil.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:27 AM   #5
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Congrats....I'll be doing my first AG on St Patties Day....(Took the day off for the occasion)...Any pointers?
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:57 AM   #6
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Congrats....I'll be doing my first AG on St Patties Day....(Took the day off for the occasion)...Any pointers?
use beer smith seriously, I hit all of my numbers right on. also, prepare more water than you think you will need. I only needed ~7 and ended up heating up 10 with ~ a gallon left
and prepare to be tired . I am usually pretty tired after a brew day but this one is just a little worse, plus for some reason my sink leaked all over my floor when i was cleaning up so that added an extra half hour of fun

 
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:39 AM   #7
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Nicely done! Now you'll be hooked!!
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:33 PM   #8
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:03 AM   #9
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Just wanted to update. Plan on bottling this tomorrow. FG was 1.015. I am finally free of the 1.020 curse!!

 
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