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So who else is brewing today?

Just about to start cracking grain for my epa. First AG on my own new equipment.

Woohoo.
 

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Good Day
Getting ready to brew tomorrow. Get the water ready and crack the grain today so I can start heating the water at 6 am tomorrow. Brewing an APA and a smoked, rye robust porter. Just waiting to grind the malt, don't want to make a lot of noise too early on Good Friday.
Happy Easter brewing to all.
 

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Mashed in at 65 (wanted 66) but no major dramas yet.

the March works :D
 

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morning boots iam gunna brew today, just dragged myself out of bed and am feeling quite seedy and reading to crawl back to bed, anyway i'll have some coffee and see if i can't get mashed in before at least 6pm tonite.
My mouth feels like the inside of a cocky's cage but i will be brewing.

Jayse
 

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:( WORKING TODAY :(
 

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Boots said:
First AG on my own new equipment.

Woohoo.
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No Boots the term is WOOHOO!!


Go you good thing!

Only Easter brewing will be setting up the ginger lant with the apprentice brewster.

Tuesday I have off and will be doing another Little Big Man American Indian Pale Ale.

Apologies to Chiller for th oxymorons inherent in the beers name :p
 

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:D


Here's what I'm brewing.

Just in the middle of sparging now. Tastes beaut


BeerSmith Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: 001 - Boots EPA
Brewer: Michael Boots
Asst Brewer:
Style: English Pale Ale/Strong Bitter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (0.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 23.00 L
Boil Size: 28.10 L
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 17.2 EBC
Estimated IBU: 33.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (5Grain 48.0 %
2.00 kg TF Golden Promise Pale Ale Malt (5.9 EBC) Grain 32.0 %
1.00 kg IMC Munich Malt (12.0 EBC) Grain 16.0 %
0.25 kg Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (118.2 EBC) Grain 4.0 %
35.00 gm Challenger (Goliath's) [5.00%] (60 min) Hops 18.3 IBU
14.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [5.50%] (60 min) Hops 7.4 IBU
28.00 gm Goldings, East Kent (Goliath's) [5.50%] (Hops 7.3 IBU
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028) [Starter 25Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 6.25 kg
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 18.75 L of water at 73.7 C 66.0 C 70 min
 

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Hey boots iam pretty much doing a very similar beer to you there, i wish i was half way through the sparge but sadly i haven't even pulled my 'boots' on yet and gone outside.

London Bitter!
Brew Type: All Grain Date: 3/8/2005
Style: English Special or Best Bitter Brewer: jayse
Batch Size: 25.00 L Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 30.64 L Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: skunk fart brewery Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.40 kg BAIRDS MO (6 EBC) Grain 91.5 %
0.25 kg Weyermann Carared (47 EBC) Grain 5.2 %
0.10 kg TF Amber Malt (100 EBC) Grain 2.1 %
0.06 kg TF Chocolate Malt (940 EBC) Grain 1.2 %
15.00 gm Challenger [7.5%] (60 min) Hops 13.5 IBU
25.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.5%] (60 min) Hops 13.5 IBU
30.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.5%] (10 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
30.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.5%] (5 min) Hops 2.7 IBU
10.00 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Northwest Ale (Wyeast Labs #1332) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.044 SG (1.039-1.045 SG) Estimated Final Gravity: 1.013 SG (1.009-1.014 SG)
Estimated Color: 21 EBC (12-28 EBC)
Bitterness: 32.8 IBU (20.0-45.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 1.2 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4.0 % (3.7-4.8 %)


Mash In Add 12.00 L of water at 75.0 C 68.0 C 60 min
Mash Out Add 6.37 L of water at 91.9 C 75.6 C 10 min


That damn song from the stone brewers stoner video is going over in my head 'its now 8pm and we still haven't mashed in'. :eek:

Jayse.
 
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Like Jayse I am a little the worse for wear--a beer tasting at the 'monk last night. In April will be two Belgian tasting nights, oh my head!

Jovial Monk
 

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Jayse, mine is an close rip off of Steve_SA's from the christmas case.

Cheers Steve :)
 

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I remember the beer well, i could drink it all day! :chug:
 

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Decided to have a Friday, Saturday and Sunday brew session. Doughed in at 7.00am this morning, about to go into fermenter - Hoegaarden Clone.

Tomorrow - Robust Porter, Sunday - Australian Ale.

AND, since it's after 12pm, might be time for one :chug:

Enjoy your weekend...
 

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It was a great beer. Hope mine's half as good.

Nice work duff. I've just whirlpooled, bout to give the CFC it's first run.

Still no major dramas for the first brew ... except. i just realised i forgot to put the steel scrubby on the pickup in the kettle hope it doesn't block :angry: i used plugs too :eek:
 

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Ended up with 20L @ 1.048, so not very close to the expected SG of 1.055 and 23L but I'm not too concerned.

I was starting to get worried, as nothing had gone wrong (other than dropping my spoon in the kettle at the end of the boil). No major leaks, blockages, spillages etc ... so I'll count the day as a success :beer:

Tastes nice, but I was hoping for a bit more hoppiness.

Good luck with the brews everyone who's brewing today :)
 

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are you out wondering what to do with a blocked pick tube boots? :angry:

Just mashed in and have everything ready to go, time for a beer! :chug:
i might brew again tommorow aswell, sundays out but monday is possible.

Jayse
 

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are you out wondering what to do with a blocked pick tube boots?
Nope :p

I think we were both typing away at the same time.

I'm for a beer and the cleanup operation :chug: :super:
 

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nice job boots your first all grain and your sitting back comfortably by 2pm all done with no dramas.

Good one! :super:

Jayse
 

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ive got a james boags clone going at the moment, currently in the secondary to clear it a bit before ccing
 

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Ummm .... well i just came across my drama for the day :angry:

I was flushing the system with hot water to clean it, when one of my CPC quick disconnects broke on me!! The spring connected to the push button seems to have somehow lost contact with the actual button.

It looks like it'll still work but it doesn't seem to want to latch properly.

At the price i paid, i think it'll be a warranty job - having said that, apart from the breakage, I love the QD's.

Now I'm really going for a beer :)
 

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