I brewed today!

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  1. RoadRoach

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    Looking forward to seeing the final product. I’ll have to ask the missus about boiled lollies. Lollies I know (candy) but not acquainted with boiling candy.
     
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    Jeez...for a second there I thought you were putting all that on a giant piece of beef but it's your countertop that's "well marbled"!
     
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    Thanks for the response.
     
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    Brewed that short cut lager.quick easy brew and My little assistant helped mash in she did give me a cheaky blessing of grain all over me lol! 20220918_153328.jpg
    No stiring today just helping get the grain in.
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    Good job tildy stir it in now. "Noooo"!
    Right on gravity just waiting for it to cool overnight to pitch yeast
     
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    Mashing in on the Dark Mild. Aiming for 153. Not too bad.

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    Boil on the brink. Pre boil gravity came in a few points high so I’ll just cut the boil short. I’m not interested in more volume, so I guess I’ll just leave a bit more trub/wort behind in the kettle. Hops/IBU’s have been adjusted accordingly. Sample has a wonderful malty chocolate aroma. Not sure that’s really what a Dark Mild is supposed to be, but I still have a long way to go here.

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    Great close ups...I can smell the malts..dark milds are the best for weekend lunch...I can drink with lunch and still want to work!
     
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    Pizza pan worked great for lautering! Wish I could say the plate chiller performed well...running ice water through only chilled the wort to 120F :confused: guess its time to look into recirculation pumps...
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    I always want to try something like that to drain the bag, but I'm afraid the wort is going to spill all over the stove. I need to give this a shot someday.
     
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    I definitely spilled some, but way less than I expected. I triple checked that all of the holes were inside the kettle diameter
     
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    I used a pizza pan similar to that when I was brewing in my garage. It works great and fairly cheap. I bought mine on amazon for $9
     
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    $13 at Target for me
     
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    Great minds.........
     
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    Rye pale ale coming to a boil. I'm calling it Pryeorities Pale ale
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    I use a colander...
     
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    I couldn't find a 13 inch diameter colander for less than $20
     
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    I do as well, it is helpful in my squeeze method. With bag in colander, colander over pot, I press the bag with the back of my big brew spoon. No need to squeeze with my hands. In about 15 minutes, I’ll be doing just that.
     
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    Wow, you got a wide kettle. I just use a separate pot, then add the drainage into the brew kettle.
     
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    image.jpg Back in the saddle again, I’ve just finished my first brew day in Eugene. My hoppy amber ale made for an easy session on new equipment. Now to get the fermenter in the garage and get cleaned up. I’m ready for some beer!
     

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