First brew day on the new rig
  • djsethalldjsethall
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    So, it has been long awaited, but it is now time. I am missing a few pieces, but this is homebrew after all. I have charged the MLT with 10 gallons of water and the HLT with 8 gallons and am heating the water to 166 in the MLT and 168 in the HLT.
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    Weighed out the grains and they are now going through the mill


  • djsethalldjsethall
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    And waiting for water to hit strike temp

  • djsethalldjsethall
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    Ok, so we are still waiting for water to heat up. Both tuns are about 152 and need to be at 166 for dough in. So, I came upstairs to catch some of the football game. I need a TV in the basement
  • djsethalldjsethall
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    Still waiting on water to come up to temp. MLT is at 162. This might be a boring brew for most of y'all
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    OK, so we had the dough in, it was about 15 minutes ago.

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    Okee doke, here is what we watch for an hour

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    So, an hour went by and I have upped the PID controller to 168 and am just waiting..... again
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    168 hit and now waiting 10 minutes
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    Performed the pump out and sparge.

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    It really was just turning a few valves, here is the draining of the sparge into the boiler.

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    Boil started so we added our first hop addition

  • djsethalldjsethall
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    One hour later we pumped from the boiler to the fermenter. We use an old chill plate for a soda pop gun. I am soon to convert it to a CFC with a water inlet going through 3 of the 5 runs inside the plate.

  • This rig is nice! Any more videos or should I just watch these again?
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    @djsethall, emails!
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    @djsethall, emails!



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