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Old 01-28-2013, 12:31 AM   #21
Sep 2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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BIAB 5 gallon

20 minutes to heat strike water, prep equipment in iodophore
60 minute mash prep/layout boil additions
10 minute mashout* (experimental, and didn't help my efficiency at all, still 75%)
90 minute boil, clean everything that needs cleaning and put away whatever is not being used.
5 minute drain and seal no chill
20 minute clean up rest of equip, document process

Next day, 30 seconds to open seal, pitch yeast/dry hop and place airlock.

Was 3 hours and 25 minutes for my last batch. Could drop my boil a bit (no DMS yet) and wont be mashing out next time, so really closer to 3 hours on the dot going forward...During the boil, everything else is cleaned and put away, so all I am cleaning at the end is the boil kettle, 3 piece valve, down spout and stir spoon.

I love to brew beer, but I don't see much sense in making it a whole day, even if I have the time.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:47 AM   #22
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It took about 8 hours today.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:47 AM   #23
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Depends on how much beer I drink. I can drag it out for a solid 12 pack of beer but I have done some as fast as a 6 pack

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:59 AM   #24
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I average 5 hours, but I'm in no rush when I'm brewing. If anything I am taking my time and enjoying it.
DIY stuff...
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- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:03 AM   #25
Dec 2012
Jonquiere, Canada
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same here, around 4-5 hrs NOT rushing anything and taking time to enjoy a homebrew !

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:03 AM   #26
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Nov 2010
Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
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5-6.5 hours. More like 6-6.5 now than I use 2 pots for BIAB bigger batches than I was doing.2.5 gallons- I use to do 1.6 gallons with one pot to boil/mash besides sparging. I have to double boil,mash in two seperate pots,as well as sparge.Probably mash longer too now and boil longer because one gets a week boil so I alternate pots and rotate them. IM going to try to do 5 gallons by boiling 2 gallons with dme/hops for 10 min or so sometime too at end of my other boils and maybe cool that in my tub while my others cool in the double sink.

Im definatly not going to try and squeeze bottleing inbetween brewing anymore, Ill make that a seperate day for a few hours and also always crush my grain the day before brew day from now on. Took me almost 8hrs to do both last time,screw that again.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:09 AM   #27
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Mar 2011
Kelowna, BC
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My fastest is juuuust shy of 3 hours from turning the tap on to get water, to walking away and everything cleaned. 5 gallon all grain, I just usually do 40 minute mashes and 40 minute boils.

Average though is just shy of 4 hours for the same.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:31 AM   #28
Dec 2010
Tampa, FL
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Around 4.5 hours from taking it out to putting it away clean for my partial mash brewday. I could do it faster if I really wanted to, but I'm not in a rush.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:43 AM   #29
Nov 2012
Saugus, Ma
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Did my first AG today. 5gal, full boil. Took 6hrs. 1hr for mash. 1hr for fly sparge. 1hr for boil. And I guess 3hrs double and triple checking temps and measurements, sanitizing and cleaning.
Too much to list going on.....


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Old 01-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #30
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Santa Barbara, CA
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So I just finished a long/split brewday. I mashed this morning and started the whole brewday at 9 getting water, weighing grains, milling them, heating strike water..all the regular stuff. I mashed in at 10 and was done at 11:30. Took a life break from then until 8:15pm and I got done at midnight. 90 mash, 90 boil, 6hrs. 15min.

I ran into some snafus here and there, but I tend to have those every brewday. Today's was the vinyl tube intake for my IC melted when it contacted the burner and I didn't notice it. I went to remove the fitting, and I'll tell ya, I hate that Oetiker dude. Those clamps are a bitch to remove!

Edit: I should probably point out that 20 minutes of that time was bringing the wort back up to boiling temps after letting it cool all day.
Batch counter: 123 batches (11/29/11-7/22/15).

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