I had some time to "upgrade" some of my brewing equipment recently... My chiller, now is a parallel counter flow chiller... 2 different inputs for cold water, and outputs for the same... It did prove to chill 10 gallons boiling wort to 68* in 16 minutes.. I timed it... So I did a split brew, IPA and ESB... I was concerned about my yeast, 5 generation 009 Australian ale... I didn't wash it, so the trub from a previous batch was in the jug.. I did make a starter to assure it was viable... seemed sluggish.
I used 22 pounds of grist, again 10 gallons of wort... In a separate 3 gallon pot, I steeped 5 oz crystal 20 and a mystery malt I didn't label, 1.6 pounds... hhhmmm. and 1.5 oz chocolate malt... in 2.5 gallons water. I pulled 5.5 gallons out of the 10 after it was chilled for an IPA, 1.074!! I was really aiming for 1.061... REALLY!! And I added the what ended up to be 2 gallons to the 4.5 of wort... That gravity came in at 5.2. nice one there...
I pitched the 009 in the IPA, thinking it was going to be lame... and 05 in the ESB... 009 took off like a rocket, so much, I grabbed close 8 oz in high ferment for use later... 05 is coming along, just not too excited..
I did whirlpool the 10 gallons while chilling with 3 oz. cascade cones.. seeing as I have 5 pounds in the freezer, best employ them! I will dry hop the IPA with more cascade.. perhaps 6 oz total at 2 different times.. ESB, well, I'm curious as to what that mystery malt was... Negra Modelo this Friday... 10 gallons.. Sneezles61