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Old 04-13-2006, 10:17 PM   #11
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Well for the first time .... I actually do not know what I'm going to get out of this. It looks real bad actually The guy who did the grind must have made it too fine or something cause the only way I was getting any out of the false bottom was if I scraped the false bottom a bit... then some would come out... it would stop... scrape some more on the false bottom... a bit more would come.... again and again.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:18 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Impressive set up. What happened to your spoon?
Snaped in two when I was stiring the mash
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:47 PM   #13
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Here is the recipe I attempted. I got from NA Clone Brews, its a Sam Adams Summer Ale clone.

4lb Malted Wheat
5lb Pilsner Malt
8oz Carapl Malt
1 lb Flaked Wheat

1. Mash with 3 1/2 gal water at 152 for 90 min
2. Sparge with 4 Gal water

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1. Boil for 15 min, add 4 AAU Hallertau Hops
2. Boil for 40 min
3. Add 1 oz shredded lemon zest
4. Boil 5 min, Add 2 AAU Halertau hops.

Yeast Wyeast 3944

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I attempted to use the same method that is described on SockMonkeyAndBeer with two pots instead of one large pot. The first pot ended up with about 1 1/2 gal when I put it in the primary. Still waiting on the second one.

I did add a small amount of DME I had (not much).
Pot #1 at 145 degrees had a gravity of 1.080
Pot #2 at 128 degrees was at 1.030
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #14
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Looks like the tubbing disconnected from the mash at the Kewler Kit junction. When I took out the false bottom there did not seem to be much clogged... the tubing was off though.......
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:23 PM   #15
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Outside of looking like Misco soup I got 3 gal and the gravity is 1.070. Well... I suppose it could be worst.....
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:05 AM   #16
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Outside of looking like Misco soup I got 3 gal and the gravity is 1.070. Well... I suppose it could be worst.....

Sure, it could have been a lot worse. You did fine!

With that OG, you could even add a half gallon of water to it and still make good beer.

I bet it turns out great....


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Old 04-14-2006, 02:11 AM   #17
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I had a plastic spoon like that. It broke exactly the same way. I now have a huge stainless steel one.
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Old 04-14-2006, 03:00 AM   #18
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Keep up the hard work bro...you'll have it down to a science soon....you won't even blink after a few more batches. And the beer will rawk!
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:44 AM   #19
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What I'm tring to think about is the problem.... was the grind too fine or did the hose attaching the mash to the connections came apart from the heat. It looked pretty warped. How do you guys connect the two? When I first put it together I remember that I thought I was gong to have a hard time taking it apart... well that is certainlly not the case.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:58 AM   #20
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Here it is after pitching... Thunder's like....soo.....this is Mashing... glad I slept through most of it......


As you can see its a pretty activer fermentation. Usually my brews dont generate a lot of heat... but this sucker.....the room is cool cause a window was open but you can still feel the heat comming off the carboy.
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