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Old 03-24-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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This is my getto tier . I tried fly sparging for the first time .I put a SS mixing bowl on top of the grain bed and let the water run over the top. My target was to get a SG of 1.042 -.046. I collected 7 gallons of wort pre boil reading came out to 1.040 @70 degrees .

I ended up with just about 5.25 going onto the primary with a reading of 1.050-.052


The one problem I did encounter was my sparge water while it never went below 168 in the HLT I lost a significant amount of temp while Sparging .

It was about 40 out . I think I will need to insulate the Valve and tubing.

All in all I was happy with the results...
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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Thanks for the pics! Looks like a nice set up and it looks like it was fun!
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:21 PM   #3
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Was a lot of fun I cant wait to brew again . Need another primary and Carboy .

I also forgot to post the recipe

9 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley
12 oz. Caramel 40°L
4 oz. Special B
4 oz. Roasted Barley,
1 oz. Cascade
1 oz. Fuggle
Wyeast American Ale # 1056

I really need to get some software to see what my efficiency is
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:34 AM   #4
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That is classic; the ghetto tier! With a piece of wood and all! Can't get any better than that.

 
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:34 PM   #6
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hope there isnt a strong breeze

 
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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That is classic; the ghetto tier! With a piece of wood and all! Can't get any better than that.

I decided I didnt want to drill a hole in the lid of the cooler so I just used some styrofoam I had laying around and the wood was to keep it set in place worked out pretty well.

OG after boil was 1.052 , FG 1.010

came out very clear. My wife loves it and is going to finish them off in no time. Guess I need to brew this wekend .... Damn
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