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Old 01-10-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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I brewed my first AG this past weekend.SWMBO came home last week from the hairdresser with a 50 lb bag of barley "for chicken feed". It turned out to be Breiss 2 row brewers pre crushed. This spurred a trip to LHBS and frantic equipment manufacturing day Sat. I had only done extract/partial up to this point.This forum has been instrumental.I built Lauter/tun and wort chiller. Brew day was Sunday,all went well.I was relatively short on wort, Lots of suspended hops on bottom of brewpot, I did not add this to primary. I did top off with boiled water cold to 175degrees (Mistake?). I had purchased a Smack pack but had not made a starter,I had done enough new stuff for one day. I pitched a dry yeast right onto the wort. Monday morning the lid blew off Primary(Second time for me).Next step is blowoff tube!If this beer turns out I will be in Beer heaven. I have never been concerned with the particulars I hear of in this forum. I have refused to purchase a hydrometer so far. Im gonna drink it regardless of how it turns out. Any other hillbilly brewers out there?


 
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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Sounds like you made beer to me.

Keep your fingers crossed and your equipment sanitary and I forsee drinking in your future.

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Old 01-10-2007, 01:43 AM   #3
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Pendries,

Sounds like a great time! Be sure to let ueveryone know how it turns out.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:53 AM   #4
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I do sanitize thoroughly but I do brew in a barn! Lots of space, peace and quite.I,ve got 40 pounds of grain left with another 250 on order. I'm thinking a Wee heavy. Got any simple recipes?

 
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:38 AM   #5
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Sounds good.

But if you want to stop doubts, buy an hydrometer. It's the only way you'll know for sure if it's good to go!
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:49 PM   #6
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P.S. Were all Hillbilly Brewers!!!!You made beer no matter how good it is you'll drink it , Right?

 
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:12 PM   #7
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I do sanitize thoroughly but I do brew in a barn! Lots of space, peace and quite.I,ve got 40 pounds of grain left with another 250 on order. I'm thinking a Wee heavy. Got any simple recipes?
250 Precrushed again? Might not stay fresh, time for a mill with that hydrometer as well

 
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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If it turns out good, I would suggest at least ziplocking the stuff into gallon bags and into the freezer. Crushed grain loses the best part of its profile in a short amount of time. If it does get sufficiently oxidized though, there's always the chickens!

 
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:28 PM   #9
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P.S. Were all Hillbilly Brewers!!!!You made beer no matter how good it is you'll drink it , Right?
You might be a red neck if...you brew your own beer!!!!
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:25 PM   #10
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Crushed grain loses the best part of its profile in a short amount of time.
Recent posts indicate that this might not be true. There's no reason not to store it properly, but the grain seems to be good for at least a few years under reasonable conditions.

 
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