First ever brew completed

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    Newbie here, brewed my first time ever yesterday, been doing 6 months of research before taking on this endeavor spent a small fortune on my investment of my brewery, went strait into all grain, American Amber Ale og was 1.053, smooth brew day, no hiccups what so ever. I'm hooked, I'll post my fg in approx 2 weeks before I bottle it.
     
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    6 months of research ? Well done ! Hope your first beer comes out worth the effort
     
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    Thank you, I will update my progress.
     
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    I did similar, however I started with extract brewing to get a feel for the process, trying different styles, hops, etc and now brewing my first high gravity Ale, a Wee Heavy Scotch Ale.
    I did a lot of research prior to brewing and in the process of building up a whole grain system. Do not feel discouraged as you brew, I made a few mistakes along the way, makes the successes far more rewarding.
     
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    Not discouraged, I am very surprised, I expected to miss a few steps or something like that, I did 2 water tests at boil Temps to make sure my system has no leaks etc... I was heavy on the side of testing precautions looks like it paid off so far.
     
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    What sorta system you brewing with there crunk? Looks like your homework payed off mate:p. Enjoy
     
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    1 10 gallon cooler
    1 15 boil kettle
    Blichmann tower of power controller
    March pump
    Set up to operate just like the blichmann Brew easy system, just couldn't justify the actual system without knowing whether or not I would even enjoy brewing.
     
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    Your more set up them me there crunk and your only just starting all grain lol
    You must have a good heating element in that kettle of yours eh?
    So that power contrôlée controls boil does it control your mash temp?
     
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    I got the gas unit, and a burner
     
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    And yes I have it set up as a rims so it constantly recirculates, controlling the mash, and the boil. I did a three step mash yesterday,
     
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    Amber ale fermenting nicely at 66°for bubbling away
     
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    Nice setup and nice job on your first brew. Sounds like you nailed it.
     
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    Thank you sir. Still holding 66°f bubbling away
     
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    Brew details
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    Each ramp up of the mash temperatures was 10 minutes, I followed all these details exactly hopefully this makes sense to everyone
     
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    Wow for a first brew you really did jump stright into the deep end there. And totally nailed it
     
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    In about 6 to 8 weeks I'll find out how well it ends up.
     
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    Best of luck mate just keep an eye on the temp now let it get too hot and you will undo all your hard work
     
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    Temperature controlled room unless I loose power, in pennsylvania so we are in the midst of winter so temperature won't jump above 68 even with power loss.
     

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