First brewdays are always a pain
so many variables and things to learn. This weekend passed, I made my first AG for a while on a new BIAB kit I made due to moving into a flat (no room for my old 3V kit) and it was just like the first brew again
- if it could go wrong, it did ! I battled on tho and ended up with a beer 6 points under target FG but 1.5L over volume (too much sparge water and too weak a boil being the problem there)- the yeast didnt care tho and it's bubbling away nicely in the fermentation chamber as we speak
Lessons were learned tho, and Im modifying the kit and the figures I use in the brew software to suit the info I have - brew day No2 will be easier
- and so will yours.
Congrats on your first brew - get No 2 in as soon as possible !
Oh - I noticed you had trouble hitting your strike temp - I'll pass on a tip I was given when I had the same problem. Brewing calcs often advise on the temp of mash water but they are often wrong - the rule of thumb I was given was to make sure your water is 10 degrees hotter than your target mash temp (eg : 66 deg mash, use 76 deg strike water) - using this I hit the temp 95% of the time spot on.
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
In the bottle : Cinnamonator TC, Apple Boost Cider, Apple & Strawberry Cider
Planning : AG #5 - Galaxy Pale (re-brew) / #6 - Alco-Brau (Special Brew Clone) / #7 Something belgian...
Projects : Mini-brew (12l brew length kit) nearly ready
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