LWPA?!? Wish we could swap some!desertBrew said:Cool! Getting a late start on it all aren't ya? I just started my mash as well (early here 7a)
A little tricky to tell. I was getting around 65 - 67C, but was using a glass thermometer which takes a long time to stabilise.Dude said:Blighty did you hit your mash temp first time?
I know what you mean, I'm done for the day, everything is clean and most of it put away. Fortunately, I brew up in the BREWshed so I don't have to worry about the SWMBO, but man am I beat. Now I have about 20 gal in Primary and secondary... Will be at it again next weekend trying to get the drinking stock up to a maintainable level.BlightyBrewer said:Come on guys, how do you calculate efficiency?
BTW, I'm totally and utterly sh%gged out! I haven't eaten, SWMBO wants my head on a platter for taking up the kitchen all day. This beer better be worth it!
Seriously, I just use Promash...if it says 83%, then good job! I take a reading from the kettle before I start boiling...make sure you mark in Promash that the reading was taken from the kettle and not from the fermentor, and note that the volume reading is fairly important in terms of an accurate eff. reading.BlightyBrewer said:Come on guys, how do you calculate efficiency?
Yeah, I'm a glutton for punishment but also I have managed to cut a few corners and optimise my process.BlightyBrewer said:How on earth did you manage two brews in one day! You must either have a lot of equipment, or be a glutten for punishment!
Right at the very moment my SWMBO seems to not have a TERRIBLE problem with my clean up in stages. With my heart I still get tired pretty quickly. It looks like the effort I make to initially clean up holds me on good grounds.BlightyBrewer said:I found the clearing up afterwards to be the hardest job (I hate it).
What was the mash temp? Might be your thermometer too. A thin beer means you didn't mash high enough to compensate for some body. My first couple were like that and I found out (through Sam75) to check my thermometer. Sure enough.BlightyBrewer said:Just racked my first AG to secondary. It's a bit thin (over-sparged?), very light, and has a grapefruit taste about it. Hmmm, not sure whether this one is drain bound or not?