- Jan 24, 2014
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I brewed my first all grain batch today Dead Ringer from NB. I would like to say that it went off without a hitch but......it didn't. Well the part I was most worried about was hitting my temps. well I used beer smith and did what it said as far as strike temps. volumes and so on. Well I added my strike water to my 10 gal round igloo cooler with a false bottom mashed in and checked my temp and it was perfect. I put my lid on and after an hour I took the top off checked my temp and it was perfect. So I was super happy at this point in the process. But then I went to drain my first wort and nothing came out! Well needless to say I wasn't expecting that to happen. Well then I dug around on the forum to find out blowing in the drain hose was an option. Well after doing that I finally got it drained and sparged and drained again. I ended up having to let the wort run through a strainer the entire time because I couldn't get it to clear up enough to let it run without it. The rest of the brew day went fine except my og was a little low but added some dme to raise it. After I cleaned my mash tun I noticed alot of grain had obviously made it under my false bottom. Maybe it was to loose I don't know. I definitely have to figure this problem out before I attempt another all grain batch so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.