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5.5 gallons of something. Gotta decide in the next half-hour. Any suggestions?
 

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Im on the Fence, I have nothing to do until 6:07pm The Lhbs is 2 Min from my house. Do I want to sit on my rump or........Go through the work of brewing?
 

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Went to the HBS, I now have my first partial mash going. Sort of a traditional-inspired IPA:

Target OG: 1066
Harden water a bit beyond normal (I added 2 tsp gypsum)
Mini-mash: 2 lbs Marris Otter + 8 oz biscuit malt
7 lbs pale DME

Hops to 64 IBU:
4 oz Fuggles @60min
1 oz Fuggles @10min
1 oz Fuggles @flameout
1 oz Fuggles dry-hop

Wyeast 1028

When that's done, I have a Cali common to do today too. :ban:
 

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It's 32 and coudy in AK. But i might brew a smoked stout just because MT REDOUBT is going to be dumping ash all over Alaska. Might be a nice touch?
 
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We just had a near catastrophe. As I was stirring in my second infusion I noticed my steel braid swimming around freely in the mash. The solution was easy enough though, at the end of the sacc rest I dumped the entire mash into my bottling bucket, fixed the braid back onto the hose barb, and dumped the whole mash back into the MLT. A little extra vorlauf and we're right back on track. I don't really believe in HSA anyway; I use a drill/paint stirrer to stir my mash.
 

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5 gallons of Espresso Stout yesterday and today I'm bottling my IPA (used over 8oz's of hops, should be tasty)
 

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Just getting the wort up to a boil. I'm using FermcapS for the first time, and no sign of a boil over!
 

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Oops! The trash people are going to hate me. I dumped my grains into a trash bag. Right when I was about to throw it down the trash chute, I thought, "maybe I should double bag this." Being lazy, I just chucked it down. I definately heard the bag rip open a few floors down. Hot grain cascading down 12 floors. I just hope no chutes were open on the lower floors!
 

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Local Magazine is interviewing me and I'm demo-ing a brew at a liqueur store in about 2 hours. Doing a Belgium Strong Pale Ale.


They want to dispel the "Home Brew" flavor so I'm also giving out samples of a Porter and a Scottish Heavy
 

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Thats awesome! What do they mean by "homebrew flavor". Are they just trying to prove that home brewed beer can be good?
 

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A beautiful day on the west coast - sunny and 9c (48F).

Woke up at 7:30, put the water on, back to bed for 45 more (using ceramic cooktop). About to fire the IC into an English bitter with Perle for bittering and Cascade/Willamette blend for flavour.

If all things go well, I'll be pitching by 12:30 pm and have the rest of the day.
 

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Westmalle Tripel clone from "Clonebrews". Great book.
That's a great recipe as well. I've done that one a few times, now.

Today, I brewed an IPA. this one will have bourbon soaked toasted oak cubes in the secondary. Yummy.
Then I made 1.5# of Mozzarella.
Tomorrow I'm brewing another Kolsch.
 
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Local Magazine is interviewing me and I'm demo-ing a brew at a liqueur store in about 2 hours. Doing a Belgium Strong Pale Ale.


They want to dispel the "Home Brew" flavor so I'm also giving out samples of a Porter and a Scottish Heavy
If it's going to be in print, please...belgiaN strong pale ale.
 

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Left the house to buy ingredients at 9:45 AM; I'm 20 minutes into the boil for the 2nd beer of the day (onto the Cali common now, the IPA's in primary).
 

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Probably doing a BIAB this evening. I bought the material at the fabric store today but only my wife is qualified to operate the sewing machine.

Shooting for an IPA or something along those lines.

No I won't be no-chilling but less anyone consider me anti-Australian, I am excited to try the BIAB thing.
 
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Possibly trying to use up some crushed grains tonight so I can use my newly arriving crusher/ingredients next weekend:rockin:

I'll be pushing the limits on crushed grains vacuum sealed.
 

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Local Magazine is interviewing me and I'm demo-ing a brew at a liqueur store in about 2 hours. Doing a Belgium Strong Pale Ale.


They want to dispel the "Home Brew" flavor so I'm also giving out samples of a Porter and a Scottish Heavy
Very cool, always good to get positive press!
 

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One time was enough for me with the double header brew day. Kudos to you.
I think I'll be done and cleaned up in about 6.5 hours, including the trip to the LHBS before I got going. 1st one was a partial mash, then while it boiled I steeped the grains for the 2nd one (extract + specialty).

I only have one 5-gallon brew kettle but the steeping of 2 gallons was manageable and meant that I had 2 gallons close to boiling as soon as the first batch was chilled and the pot was cleaned. Topping it off cooled it down some, but still basically 10-15 minutes until I had a boil and I was into my 60-minute countdown.
 

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Brewing up a porter right now. Will be adding some Brewer's Gold for bittering in a few minutes. Kind of a crappy day here in SE Mass. - sprinkling on and off, cloudy, and windy. I set up the canopy tent just in case. I hope to brew up a pale ale tomorrow if my aching back will let me.
 

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Did the Founder's Breakfast Stout clone from last month's BYO today...

I hope it comes out well, because it was a hell on earth brew day...
 

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I have just started cooling 5.5 gallons of Irish Red Ale. My second AG!

I am so happy, I took my SG before boil and I got a bit higher SG than the recipe. I think I fixed my MLT problems and got a halfway decent efficiency on this batch. It smells so good!

I am also testing the fountain pump wort chiller set-up. It is way too windy out there today to take it outdoors to cool off with the garden hose in the wort chiller...
 
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