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Old 03-09-2013, 02:21 AM   #21
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Seems to take around 5 hours, an hour for mashing, an hour for boiling and 3 hours for all the other stuff.

 
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:23 AM   #22
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I'm a out the same depending on the boil time for the wort. On average 4-5 hours w/ good cleanup.

 
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:42 AM   #23
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My brew day takes however long it takes. I am disabled and I brew alone. I find it very therapeutic, so I don't try and hurry through it. Plus, I am just slow. That said, it is probably between 6 and 7 hours, but that doesn't include pitching the yeast, only cooling it down to about 80F. At that point I put it in a swamp cooler to get the temp down to the mid 60s or whatever temp I am looking for depending on what yeast I am using. I don't count that time because all I am doing is occasionally checking the temperature of the wort. I usually soak my keggle overnight and finish cleaning it in the morning. By the end of a brew day I am usually in a lot of pain and can barely walk, but it is worth it.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:53 AM   #24
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My brew day takes however long it takes. I am disabled and I brew alone. I find it very therapeutic, so I don't try and hurry through it. Plus, I am just slow. That said, it is probably between 6 and 7 hours, but that doesn't include pitching the yeast, only cooling it down to about 80F. At that point I put it in a swamp cooler to get the temp down to the mid 60s or whatever temp I am looking for depending on what yeast I am using. I don't count that time because all I am doing is occasionally checking the temperature of the wort. I usually soak my keggle overnight and finish cleaning it in the morning. By the end of a brew day I am usually in a lot of pain and can barely walk, but it is worth it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:21 AM   #25
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #26
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:29 AM   #27
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6-7 hours I would say as a minimum.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #28
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When I was doing 5 gallon batches with milled grain it took 4-5 hours. Now I brew 10 gallon batches, measure out my hops and grain, and mill...it takes a most of a day. Around 7-8 hours I would estimate.

 
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #29
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It takes me 5 hours but its really only 3 and half hours of work. I like to multitask on my brew day. I measure out and mill my grains during the kids nap time (10 min). I start heating my strike water then I head back in and prep dinner. I dough in, shut the cooler and head in to finish cooking dinner and eat with the family. Then another three hours of sparging, boiling, chilling and pitching. To get things done quickly you do need to clean while brewing. I also find that mixing dinner in the brew day keeps the wife happy as I'm not in the garage (my sanctuary) for five hours straight.

 
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #30
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5 hours for 10 gallon batches. A 5500W eKeggle took an hour off of it, as did using a pump and fly sparging instead of batch sparging and transferring with buckets, and gravity feeding my 3/8th inch counterflow chiller.

 
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