Alright, so here is a link to my web gallery for my first AG batch, i promise its not Pr0n.
anyway, it has all turned out relatively successful with the exception of having to top up when transferring to the carboy, I will need to figure out a better way to filter out cold break... any ideas are always welcome.
Morning started at 755 EST (I couldn't sleep)
Heated 5 gallons to 180 (thought that would be enough to prime 10Gal. igloo)
poured three gallons hot... 2 gallons cold... missed my target by about 18 degrees.... spent the next hour reheating little bits of water at a time.
finally hit 158, dough in, PH at 5.0, Temp 154
85 minutes later (I was going for 90 minute mash) brought 3 gallons to 170
@ 90min. started recirculating
45 minutes to sparge (fly) and collect approx 7.5 gallons of Wort in Kettle.
90 minute boil
-45 1 oz hallertau plug
-20 1 tsp irish moss
-15 immerse IC + 1 tsp Coriander + 5 cardamom seeds (green shells)
-1 .5 oz hallertau Plug
cooled down to 90 from 212 in approx 25 minutes (I need something more efficient... where was that thread on CFC...)
Transferred to Carboy, topped up with 2 gallons cold (over boiled?)
Pitched WLP400 at 78 degrees.