First all grain. Summer ale

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First all grain. Summer ale

Post by j4c » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:21 am

I'm off.
Took ages to get right temp in mash tun.
Its all in now.
This is so much harder than u think.
Made a mistake straight away. Didn't put my manifold in the tun.
Lucky the temp was wrong and I had to adjust. Otherwise I would have doughed in without it Image Image

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by Dads_Ale » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:33 am

Good luck.

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by BenB » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:57 am

The first one sure can throw up a few curve balls. I can recall mine well! They get easier and require less babysitting- now I tend to brew one whilst bottling the previous beer at the same time. It's busy but not undoable.

Anyway - Good luck! If you get something drinkable you've done well!

Is that the Greg Hughes summer ale? Tasty beer if so. For me it could do with a little dry hopping but I think that's mostly because it takes a while to chill down my beer despite of the I.C. cooler because I brew at the end of the garden and the water warms up a bit as it goes down the garden in a hose...

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by j4c » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:54 am

Thanks for the support guys

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by j4c » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:54 am

Spot the problem there :)

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by j4c » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:57 pm

So both elements packed in getting up to boil.
Moved to my front room workshop.
One is back going other is dead.
Praying it will last.


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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by orlando » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:48 pm

j4c wrote:Spot the problem there :)

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Remove the lid, it comes off easy enough I used to have one.

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by j4c » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:34 pm

Thanks for the tip.
I was in to much of a panic to work that out.
It's cooling now.
The element held up.
The whole process reminded me of waiting for my wife to give birth. Lol


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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by j4c » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:35 pm

It's been moved twice because of the element fail.
I was kacking it that the bucket would give in on the moves

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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by j4c » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:54 pm

Image. All done
Think I got the 23 litres.
The og is 1.040 I don't really know if that's good or not. Or if that was what I was supposed to get.
I need to learn about efficiency etc.
How do I predict the alcohol %
Cheers guys I'm gonna lie down.


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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by Mashman » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:28 pm

OG 1.040 minus FG ( say ) 1.012 = 28 divide by 7.45 = 3.75% ABV

There are more accurate methods but I find that very close and its easy
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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by alix101 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:51 pm

What was your recipie? ...do you know what you were aiming for ?
The aim of today should be to primarily to get beer, work out your equipment, and learn .I've done a lot of AG brews up to 2000l and yesterday I had a fight with new equipment..
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Re: First all grain. Summer ale

Post by gobuchul » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:03 pm

Well done! =D>


How do I predict the alcohol %
You compare the Original Gravity with the Final Gravity.

You would normally expect the beer to drop to a "quarter" of the original points when fermentation is finished.

e.g with an OG of 1040 you would expect the FG to be about 1010. 40/4 = 10.

So if you get a FG of 1010 expect about 4% ABV.

There are plenty of calculators online.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/

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