Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > 3rd times the charm
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Arnold, Maryland
Posts: 60
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default 3rd times the charm

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.

MikeyLXT is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
Ale's What Cures You!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yooper's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 67,721
Liked 6991 Times on 4958 Posts
Likes Given: 1975


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.
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
Yooper is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So is this right? Temps and Times suffocatefaster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-10-2013 10:21 AM
4th time's the charm? puter Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 09-08-2011 06:56 PM
hoppy times td9479 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-25-2011 04:30 AM
Third time's a charm? Burgs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 06-23-2010 12:37 PM
Carboy Times mongrell Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 06-17-2008 12:25 AM

Forum Jump