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Old 11-13-2010, 02:38 AM   #1
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I'm just wondering how long (or short) other people's all grain brew days are.

I've personally gotten mine down to 4.5 hours in my kitchen. Luckily, I can get 5 gallons of water/wort to a raging boil in ~20 minutes! Woot!

So... how long is your brew day?

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Old 11-13-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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I was floating between 4 and 4.5 hours for a long time, but over the course of this year, I've gotten it down to about 3.5 hours (including all clean-up).
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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1 10 gallon batch = 3.75 hours.

3 5 gallon batches (2 AG, 1 extract) hopefully will = about 7.5 hours tomorrow

 
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:43 AM   #4
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I was floating between 4 and 4.5 hours for a long time, but over the course of this year, I've gotten it down to about 3.5 hours (including all clean-up).
Wowza. Maybe if I stopped playing Call of Duty during the brew session, I could get it down to that! Ha!

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Old 11-13-2010, 02:43 AM   #5
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1 5 gal extract including clean up ~2 hours.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:48 AM   #6
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Mine would be 4 hours, but there always seems to be some minor issue that ends up slowing me down.

 
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:49 AM   #7
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Wowza. Maybe if I stopped playing Call of Duty during the brew session, I could get it down to that! Ha!

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It's a damn good thing I can get it done that fast, because I usually can't get started until sometime between 8pm and 9pm (three small kids). If it took me 5 hours, I don't think I'd be brewing too often.

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1 5 gal extract including clean up ~2 hours.
Wow! water heating + grain steeping + boiling + chillling + clean up in 2 hours? You da man.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:49 AM   #8
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I'm around 5.5 hours.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:04 AM   #9
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From turning on the burner to pitching the yeast I am at around 3 hours 45 mins for a regular AG mash. Then about another 30 mins for clean up.

Since I have got my Blichmann burners I have knocked about 20 mins off my brew day due to the speed I can now heat the water up.

 
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:09 AM   #10
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The longest I had was around 12 hours, making a Samichlaus clone. When I make 2 normal strength 5 gallon ag batches, I'm around 5 hours, mashing overnight.

 
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