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Old 05-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Gotta thank everyone on this board, cuz without all the great info here I probably would have made a mess of things.

I've been extract brewing for nearly two years, and finally got the urge to try all grain. I made sure my new mash tun (coleman extreme) can handle 10 gal batches because thats my goal by mid summer.

I brewed a very basic recipe kit from AHS. The Canadian Ale. Figured something simple and lawnmowerish for the summer. I heated the cooler for 10 mins with 150F water, then emptied. Then added grains and 170F 2.5gal strike water. Temp came down to target of 151. I had a couple BBC porters while I waited for the hour to pass. I vorlaufed, drained, batch sparged with 5gal at 170F.

I ended up with 6.5gal of beautiful wort! Boiled off about 1.25gal. Gravity was on target too. Basically everything went as simple as pie - and I was done (including clean up) in 3.5 hours: 8pm - 11:30pm. I was amazed at how simple it was - and how rewarding it was to make beer from scratch!

So thanks again!
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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Nice

Always a good feeling when you nail a new process first time outta the blocks.

 
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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Congrats! Soon i'll be with you in the AG club...soon
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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Glad to hear that your first AG went so well. I think most of us were a bit intimidated by making the jump but, like you, quickly realized that it's not anywhere near as difficult as we made it out to be.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:28 PM   #5
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Excellent! It's always fun when everything goes as planned. Congratulations.

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #6
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great job. Wish my first AG batch wouldve gone well.

 
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #7
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Would you mind posting the ingredients? A friend of mine loves Labatts, and I would like to make it for him. Thanks, and congrats on your first ag brew.

 
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:09 PM   #8
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Thanks guys - really the only difficult thing is getting the temps right... I guess when I start making my own recipes the difficulty factor will go up - but it will be even more enjoyable.

I am so hooked on brewing I will need an intervention soon... somebody help me...

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Would you mind posting the ingredients? A friend of mine loves Labatts, and I would like to make it for him. Thanks, and congrats on your first ag brew.
Pretty basic recipe:
* 8.75 lb of rahr 2-row
* 3/4oz Ahtanum (60 min)
* 1/4oz Ahtanum (5 min)
* Nottingham dry yeast (what I used) or Wyeast 1335 British Ale

Mash at 151F for 60 min.
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Congrats, my first two were a little tipsy, on track now.

 
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* 8.75 lb of rahr 2-row
* 3/4oz Ahtanum (60 min)
* 1/4oz Ahtanum (5 min)
* Nottingham dry yeast (what I used) or Wyeast 1335 British Ale
Mash at 151F for 60 min.

Wow, that's going to make beer? Hmm, as long as it's in the ballpark of Labatts, I guess it will work. Thanks!

 
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