My First All Grain Brew

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My First All Grain Brew

Post by k1100t » Sun May 22, 2011 10:49 pm

Here's some photos from my first all grain brew, the recipe is here -> viewtopic.php?f=5&t=41857

Taking the temp of the grain.
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Beginners luck, I was aiming for 65°C...
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Running of the first batch of the mash.
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I was supposed to get 10.9l...
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Running the second batch off seemed to take an age, much, much longer than the first batch:
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Total wort in the boiler was ~22.5l, should have been 21.8l.
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13g Cascade and 7g Simcoe @ 90 mins
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22g Cascade and 11g Simcoe @ 20 mins
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Boiler off. 26g Cascade and 26g Simcoe in for a 20 min steep...
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Mmmmmmm, spent hops...
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Yeast starter made with Rogue Ales Pacman yeast, recovered from a bottle of Captian Sig's Northwestern Ale.
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I was supposed to get 15l from the mash and boil, plus around 600ml from the yeast starter, so either my boil off or loss to hops was well out...
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I'll be generous and say 1045...
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Tastes very sweet with some astringency, so it appears to have worked so far!
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For my first attempt I'm quite pleased, but lots of knowledge and experience still to gain...

Cheers,

Bob.
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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by Kev888 » Mon May 23, 2011 11:34 am

Hi Bob,

Really glad it went well!

Not sure if its apparent to you, but I can't see any of your images. Normally this is because people paste a web page URL instead of the actual images's URL, but in this case I tried opening them manually and still get an access denied type of message - are they in a private area or something?

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by k1100t » Wed May 25, 2011 3:01 pm

They were on twitpic and it was all working when I posted. I'll switch them to render off my website...

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by k1100t » Wed May 25, 2011 3:17 pm

Should be sorted now, if they're still not displaying, you can see them all here -> http://photos.bobarnott.com/index.php/h ... 011-05-22/
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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by Kev888 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:04 pm

Yep, they're there now. Nice post!

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by kitwom » Wed May 25, 2011 7:38 pm

nice pictures, welcome to AG! =D>

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by far9410 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:52 pm

looks good for a first ag, hope it tastes good
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Post by Dennis King » Wed May 25, 2011 8:32 pm

=D> Sure you will never look back.

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by Underthethumb » Thu May 26, 2011 7:53 pm

Well done - looking forward to an update when you have the first tasting

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by llannige » Fri May 27, 2011 6:43 am

Well done. =D>

How's she looking @ the moment,anything to report?

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by k1100t » Fri May 27, 2011 11:27 am

llannige wrote:How's she looking @ the moment,anything to report?
It's happily fermenting away:
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I'm going to dry hop it this evening and then probably rack to secondary on Monday evening.

Cheers,

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by RichardG » Fri May 27, 2011 3:04 pm

I believe (correct me if I'm wrong anyone) that you're better off dry-hopping in secondary. Certainly that's what I did on the one occassion I've done it so far.
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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by Hogarth » Fri May 27, 2011 4:12 pm

Nice pics, Bob. Sounds like the day went well.

You probably had a bit of a stuck mash during your second run-off. When you added the second lot of water, did you stir the grains again and let them settle?

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by simco999 » Fri May 27, 2011 4:29 pm

Congrats on your first. Thats it now - no going back!!!!

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Re: My First All Grain Brew

Post by k1100t » Sat May 28, 2011 12:47 am

Hogarth wrote:Nice pics, Bob. Sounds like the day went well.

You probably had a bit of a stuck mash during your second run-off. When you added the second lot of water, did you stir the grains again and let them settle?
Yes I stirred and left it for 15, minutes. The grains didn't look like they were all at the bottom instead of in suspension like the first batch.

Cheers,

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