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Old 02-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
Jun 2011
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I only started brewing last July and have a modest 7 batches under my belt. I gotta admit it has been a blast and a hell of a learning process. Each batch has gotten better and my friends/parents have loved my beer.

For Christmas I got a turkey fryer kit to take my brewing to the next step. My 1st 2 attempts using the fryer resulted in volumes that were way off and an OG either 10 points to high to 10 points to low. Not to mention i was having boil overs like crazy in my 7.5 gallon pot.

Well finally I got dialed in on the 3rd attempt. I was able to hit the sweet spot on my burner and kept a great rolling boil going the entire time. I didn't have the threats of constant boil overs like before and I hit my OG/volumes on the nose (even if i topped off with 1/3rd gallon of water). I still need to dial in the total water amount to start with in order to balance it with the LME additions.

Woke up this morning to a bubbling air lock. That IPA is gonna be delicious!!!

Next purchase will be something to keep my fermentation temps under control during the summer.

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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That's great!

I found that the more I brew, the more I love brewing. And the more I love brewing, the more "stuff" I have. Not to mention, the more beer I drink! It's an obsession, that's for sure.
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