I brewed today!

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  1. FrostyBeach

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    Thanks, it's based on TEB's plans. I silver soldered most of the fittings but left some of the pull through bulkheads. Like on the SS kettle valves. I really like how solid the soldered ones are. The 1.5 tri clover fittings for the heating elements and steam condenser are also silver soldered.
     
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    I talked a big game but decided to do a brew I had done recently on my normal rig to compare the outcomes.
     
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    Dry hopped a pale ale this morning, and almost through the boil of a Grapefruit Honey Ale now :rolleyes:
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    Nice!
     
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    Brewed a second run of this
    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/965441/covid-skare
    Using mangrove jacks M76 Bavarian Lager yeast.
    I had a brain Fart measuring out grain/milling on this one that I hope works in my favour.

    What I did was I measured out my Munich and carahell amount and put them in a bag then weighed out my base malt now when I picked up the "Munich/ Carahell" bag and dumped it in with the rest of the grains I accidentily picked up the Melanoidin bag and dumped that in with the base grains. It was a :eek: moment but then I thought ah what the heck went and grabbed that bag of Munich and carahell and dumped that in too:D.

    Not quite sure how much Melanoidin went In:rolleyes: might a been 100g as I put in recipie but I hit my expected final gravity on my pre boil sample so ended 1.054 instead of 1.047 ouch!

    I'm quietly hoping this might be a success the wort tasted nice and malty sweet honey like so I'm hoping a subdued version Carrys over to the keg fingers crossed...
     
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  6. Hawkbox

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    Let her buck, she'll be right.

    I measure all my grains into a bucket from each source and then just grind it all together, so far no real screw ups.
     
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    Keep us posted! I'll cross my fingers too!
     
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    Doing an SNPA clone today, need to get me some IPA and PA back on tap. These lagers go down to easy.
     
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    The long awaited IPA brew by Hawk! About time buddy:D
     
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    Only using about 120g of Cascade for this one so I'm going nice and easy. ;)

    Was messing around with my other kettle since the new bit showed up. Holes are drilled but I have small leaks from the heat sticks, going to have to futz around to figure out the best way to seal them.
     
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    They'll seal once it reaches temperature.
     
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    Never thought of that. I need to run some boil off tests once I get everything put together anyway so it's an easy thing to test against.
     
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    image.jpg A gallon and a half of Herm’s BelWit, my take on a Belgian Witbier. I used 40% U.K. Pilsner, 44.4% flaked wheat, 8.9% flaked oats, 4.4% German acidulated malt, and 2.2% German Munich malt. A spice addition with 5 minutes remaining in the boil consisted of ~5.5 grams of fresh orange zest, 2 grams of crushed grains of paradise and 6 grams of crushed coriander. Hopped with a 60 minute addition of Hallertau Hersbrucker 2.2% AA, and pitched with LalBrew Abbaye Belgian style ale yeast. I hope it ends up tasting as good as it smells. Now off for a three week fermentation.
     
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    Ooh I should do a wit, I have 20kg of white wheat and I keep forgetting about it.
     
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    This might be your best beer....EVER
     
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    And he'll never be able to recreate it.
     
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    This sound tasty herm look forward to your tasting notes.
     
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    image.jpg My new Speidel fermenter got filled for the third time today, this time with a little more than a gallon and a half of Herm’s IPA July 2020 (such an original name). My O.G. came in just a couple thousandths below recipe projections. The grain bill consisted of ~84.6% US Pale 2-row, ~11.5% US Crystal15 and ~3.8% German acid malt. Primarily bittered with Simcoe, then with Chinook, Centennial and more Simcoe for flavor and aroma additions. For fermentation, I poured about a cup of harvested yeast slurry (US-05) that is now on its third round. Airlock activity is evident just over an hour after pitching yeast.
    So now I have a batch bottle conditioning, and 2 batches fermenting. Good times for beer!
     
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    I saw this beer on the home page earlier, but it was missing the hops. Was wondering whit kind of hoppy goodness it was going to be blessed with :) Sounds good to me.
     
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    Just look at that head space!
     

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