OK, this is the best hydro sample I've ever tasted. Good chance I've found a new favorite grainHey, it's a whole new weekend out there. Get out and brew!!
Today is another ingredient test batch for me. I've never used honey malt before:
8 lbs U.S. 2-row
1.5 lbs Vienna
0.5 lbs Honey Malt
0.25 lbs Flaked Barley
39 IBU Centennial hops
Crush starts after I get done directing little league traffic around the bases.
Brewing and webcasting this! WOOOT!
Ahhh, thanks for checking in! The brew session was great. Hit my OG of 1.053 and 82% eff. My buddy in Louisville brewed this same brew, in the same rig and nailed the same eff.Pol,
I peeked in and you were talking to the camera, then you went away.
How did the beer turn out?
Nice rig too..
I am interested in how well 2000W will boil 7+ gallonsBringing Edwort's Robust Porter up to a boil now. Testing out a 2000W heatstick to see if it can bring 7+ gallons to a boil to prepare for indoor winter brewing this coming winter.
I got impatient. Not sure exactly how long it took. But it took about 35 min to get my sparge water from 125 to 185.I am interested in how well 2000W will boil 7+ gallons
My guess is about 1:20 to get from 70F to 210F. When I am boiling I use about 3850W to boil 7+ gallons and keep it at a rolling boil.
I had a feeling 2 heat sticks might be necessary. I used the directions on this website How to Build an Electric Homebrewing Heatstick Audio Tutorial Podcast and Step by Step Photo Instructions and they used 2 to get a rolling boil and then 1 to maintain the boil. But that would require an extra 20A circuit running to my basement, because I don't think one 20A circuit can handle two 2000W heat sticks. Good thing it would be very easy to add a second circuit.Yah, in practice, I need to keep about 3500W to 3800W to MAINTAIN a nice rolling boil in the BK with 7+ gallons of wort.
If you had (2) 2000W heat sticks, it would work great.