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Old 12-02-2007, 04:01 AM   #1
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After my buddy and I sat around drinking beer after beer of our homebrew watching the sparge from our first all grain, I realized I had sudden urge to use the bathroom. As I stood there, taking what I though to be the longest piss known to man, I realized something. I burst out of the bathroom, pants hardly zipped, and blurted "DUDE! I just batch sparged into your toilet!"

The rest, will be history.

So regardless, yay for all grain! We didn't have a big enough kettle, so we did a 4 gal batch, but it still worked like a charm. A nice big coarse grain bag in a 5 gal cooler was exactly what we needed. Thanks to this forum our first all grain was pretty darn good!

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:05 AM   #2
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oh yeah? well, I tippy-dump in my toilet all the time...


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Old 12-02-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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wow

I don't know whether I should be ashamed that I was corrected or ashamed that I know what you're talking about

But no! If we can stand taking this analogy a little further, I think it WAS batch sparging, because I was thinking of the john as my kettle, I had collected wort that was sitting in my bladder (mash tun) and I batch sparged it with a large amount of alcohol that I drank. See?

Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and unless we come up with an amazing extract recipe soon, we're sticking with all grain from here on out. Turkey fryer here we come!

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:25 PM   #5
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Sometimes at the end of my shower I turn the heat up and think of it as a "mash-out".


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