After a long time acquiring equipment I finally did my first all grain brew last night (in the bitter cold!). I'm happy to say my propane burner worked amazingly well in the windy, -13C temperatures. I got my full wort boil going in about 15 minutes. I also managed to get 73% efficiency (according to promash) with my first full size batch sparge.
Here is my recipe, I'm not really sure what it is but it was a monster grain bill compared to what I usually use. I figured go for it on the first time and see what happens. It definitely maxed out my 45L cooler with the sparge water! The lid was floating for the 15 minute rest.
Est OG: 1.079
Est IBU: 25
0.45KG Belgian Biscuit
50G Hallertauer @ 60min
WYeast 1388 Belgium Strong Ale
Mash in: 15L @ 74C (166F), rest @ 66C (152F) 60min
Batch Sparge: 23L @ 76C (170F), 15min
I punched this into promash as a Dubbel but I wasn't really following a recipe, just going through my in stock ingredients; if anyone has any idea what kind of beer this actually is feel free to let me know
. The wort was tasty though! My measured OG was 1.072 so I was very happy with the result of my first large-scale mash.