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Old 08-20-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Well after 2 years of brewing with extract and specialty grains I finally made the jump to all-grain this past weekend... I brewed orfy's Hobgoblin-II recipe and everything went smoother than I had expected... my 52 qt. Xtreme mash tun held its temp with only a 1 degree drop over 90 minutes... about the only thing I did without thinking, was take a preboil hydrometer reading without cooling down the wort... I thought I could use a temp adjusting scale to get the correct gravity.... Thanks to my girlfriend I have over 200 pics capturing every aspect of the brew day... I'll post a few more once I can resize them a little...









 
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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Congrats on your first AG! You'll love that recipe, I made it a couple months ago. The only thing that gives me the screaming willies is the burner/pot balancing on the keg!
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:10 PM   #3
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Congrats & Welcome to the club, The All Grain Club! You are gonna love the difference in your beer.

 
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
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So, when are you gonna post pics of your girlfriend?
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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The only thing that gives me the screaming willies is the burner/pot balancing on the keg!
hehehheeee... I was a little worried about that too... I ended up pushing on the "stand" a few times with and without water to make sure it was stable before heating things to boiling temps...

 
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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So, when are you gonna post pics of your girlfriend?
should have known that was going to be said... heheheee... I'll let the other "Jester" and everyone else keep having fun with those types of posts...

 
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:06 PM   #7
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I had my first taste of this beer last night... it was great...!!!!! tasted a lot more refined than all my extract brews... jsut figured I'd update everyone....

 
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #8
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and we appreciate the update. Like you, I felt that my first partial mash was a tier above any extract kit I'd brewed. made it easy to plunge into all grain on the next batch (well, not easy on the wallet..)
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:20 PM   #9
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I will NEVER get tired of that first whiff of malty goodness when you first dough in. That is something you'll never get with extracts.
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I will NEVER get tired of that first whiff of malty goodness when you first dough in. That is something you'll never get with extracts.
Amen to that!
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