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Old 04-09-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Few slip ups here and there but nothing major. Mash going on 30 minutes now right at 150 most of the way. Started at 152 so only lost 2 degrees. While I am not going to call this easy, it is not as bad as I first thought it would be. This website is the best for getting information. Thanks everyone.



 
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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Good Luck, Im starting mt 5th all grain here in a few minutes. Once you go all grain, you will never settle for anything less. Its actually pretty easy and much cheaper and I think it tastes WAY better.



 
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thanks. The cost was crazy when I went to store today. Only about $25 for everything. So much better than extract.... Vorlauf coming... the one part that scares me a little bit.

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #4
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Amazing....just opened the cooler to put second runnings in.... a fly flew directly into the mash, pretty much dead instantly.... oh well, i guess a little protein never hurt anyone...

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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Congrats on first AG -

what is the recipe ? My first was Ed Wort's Haus Pale Ale .. probably my favorite beer, after Yooper's Dead Guy
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:20 PM   #7
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now you should put "fly" in the name somewhere.. then if someone asks where the name comes from, tell them only after they drink it...
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:24 PM   #8
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OMG a fly in the mash !!!! Better call out hazmat and have it properly disposed of. And to much protein can cause chill haze.

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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now you should put "fly" in the name somewhere.. then if someone asks where the name comes from, tell them only after they drink it...
Don't tell ! It's more fun to keep them guessing. Everyone enjoyed the beer and names for my booger beer and snot stout. AHHHHH the little secrets

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
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Haha I am also doing Wort's Haus Pale Ale.... just moved from mash to kettle.... little disappointing.... I transferred almost 7 gallons at 1.034.... efficiency only around 62%.... I guess it could have been worse my first time through. I did not head my secondary water fast enough for second running. So I did my first running into a plastic carboy, then had to wait about 10 minutes for the next 3.25 gallons to come up to temperature.... I am also a little worried that I had a bit too much air into the wort. I dumped from the plastic bucket into my kettle. Tried to do it easy, but that is hard with 3 or 4 gallons of water.

On my first running I collected 3 gallons. On the second I collected 4. As I said OG into kettle was 1.034, so I probably collected a bit too much water. I may just let the boil go a little longer than 60 minutes....

All in all though the mash part was not as bad as I thought, even though I had a number of issues.



 
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