Time to prep the new IC I built. (dual coil immersion chiller for those who might see this via search )
2 coils - *one flows bottom up and one flows top down.
Got the ideas from a few other posts/members here - thanks all
I said it was cold today.... this block never completely melted.
It only took about 6-7 minutes to get this down to 70 degrees....with the cold day and the new IC... I was very happy with the new IC.
Carried the keg and wort inside....let it drain into the carboy.
If I would have used some kind of hop bag during the boil process... I might have much cleaner wort.... need to order one for the next brew.
I had muck and hops all the bottom of the wort.
I tried to strain the wort and there was so much hop sludge that it it blocked my filter in seconds.
Lesson learned - get some kind of hop bag !!
I made up a gallon of starsan from some distilled water I bought.
Put some in a spray bottle and left the rest in the gallon jug.
I sprayed that white bowl with starsan, then put in clean distilled water in the bowl then dumped my S-05 yeast in there.
Stirred, with sprayed spoon, let it sit for a while, stirred again later... then dumped in the carboy.
Hope that was right?
I need a nice tube for this hydrometer... thought I had one somewhere... hit my OG per the recipe - sample was at 70 degrees.
Now I need some kind of really long wine thief dealy bob to get more samples out of my carboy... I guess a section of 1/2 hose would work also.
Used this recipe - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/mill...hopped-123937/
Got it all setup ready for some bubbles...hope they show up soon...but not all at once
My basement corner is perfect for summer fermenting, but a touch cold right now... about 61 on the floor.
Got my stuff all cleaned up -*
Dont laugh at my urinal... everyone should have one or two ...haha
By the time I got it all done, sun was going down.
I guess it took me about 6 hours from start to finish, including a trip to home depot.
The radio said it was the shortest day of the year... but I thought that was December 26th...any way... it was a GOOD day.
My wort tastes a little bitter hope it mellows out some.
Already clearing up some...*
Now I wait... and work on my kegs/kegerator
I hope someone might learn something from my pics...(either right or wrong
I appreciate all the great folks on this sight.
This thread would not be possible if not for this great community.