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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:45 pm

First All Grain - Petite Saison D'Ete - Photos

I've been brewing extract for 3ish years now and finally made the jump to all grain. I built a mash tun out of a cooler, bought a bigger pot and away I went. Everything went well, except for a little splash from hitting the pot on the stove. I hit my target gravity which I was shocked by, I thought I'd be a little low.

Process:
Big starter of Wyeast 3711 (French Saison), 2 days old.

Heated 3.25 gallons of water to 170, added to mash tun. Mashed in for an hour.
Recycled the first few liters back into the mash tun and then drained.
Heated another 3.5 gallons just below 170 and added to the mash tun for 10 minutes.
Drained.

Boiled and added hops at different times.

Cooled down to 70 after about 35 minutes.

Aerated for 20 minutes.

Pitched yeast and called it a day. Here are the pics:

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Bucket 1: Chocolate Milk Stout
Bucket 2: Empty
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Carboy 2: Emtpy
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:04 pm

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Congrats to the first AG!
Those grains smelled pretty good didn't they? :cheers:
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:08 pm

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Hell yeah they did! I thought about adding some milk to them and eating them like cheerios! :cheers:
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:19 pm

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if it wern't for the hulls...
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:21 pm

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I use a mug just like yours for my birthday drink at my home bar. too bad yous has that chip.
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:26 pm

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pashusa wrote:I use a mug just like yours for my birthday drink at my home bar. too bad yous has that chip.


No kidding, I'm not sure where the chip came from. The glass is from the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, probably the most important thing I own.
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Post Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:27 pm

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AverageJoe wrote:
pashusa wrote:I use a mug just like yours for my birthday drink at my home bar. too bad yous has that chip.


No kidding, I'm not sure where the chip came from. The glass is from the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, probably the most important thing I own.


yes, mine is from munich also.
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Post Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:33 am

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AverageJoe wrote:Hell yeah they did! I thought about adding some milk to them and eating them like cheerios! :cheers:


I did that once, only once :lol:
the smell got me thinking of childhood breakfest so I added some milk and ate a small amount. Well the roughage really works great on the digestive process and fast too :oops:
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:34 am

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Not that I'm in position to be teaching AG brewing, but shouldn't your strike water have been a lower temp, around 150, and then the sparge or mash out temp been 170? I know some people say they do not do a mash out, any harm in your strike and sparge temps being the same? I'm still trying to find the best method for my AG brewing. Nice pics.
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:33 am

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Norman wrote:Not that I'm in position to be teaching AG brewing, but shouldn't your strike water have been a lower temp, around 150, and then the sparge or mash out temp been 170? I know some people say they do not do a mash out, any harm in your strike and sparge temps being the same? I'm still trying to find the best method for my AG brewing. Nice pics.

Your strike temp needs to be higher than your mash temp as adding the grain will drop it. 170 is I think you're confusing strike temp with mash temp. You want to mash in higher than you'll be mashing as the grain will cause the water temp to drop. 170 is a little high, but not outrageously so.

Nice job on the first batch, AverageJoe.
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:09 am

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Extremely hard to tell from the photos but it looks like you could have had more recirculation. It looks to me like there is a decent amount of particulate matter in the wort.
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:41 am

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Looks like a good hot break. Nice job on hitting your gravity.
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:49 am

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ah yes, could definitely be hot break
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:35 am

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BrewingRover wrote:
Norman wrote:Not that I'm in position to be teaching AG brewing, but shouldn't your strike water have been a lower temp, around 150, and then the sparge or mash out temp been 170? I know some people say they do not do a mash out, any harm in your strike and sparge temps being the same? I'm still trying to find the best method for my AG brewing. Nice pics.

Your strike temp needs to be higher than your mash temp as adding the grain will drop it. 170 is I think you're confusing strike temp with mash temp. You want to mash in higher than you'll be mashing as the grain will cause the water temp to drop. 170 is a little high, but not outrageously so.

Nice job on the first batch, AverageJoe.


I started out heating my strike water 10 degrees above my mash temp, say 160 or 162, but have noticed that my temp doesn't drop quiet 10 degrees so I've cut that back to about 5 or so.
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:28 am

Re: First All Grain - Petite Saison D'Ete - Photos

Did you remember to vorlauf?

Man, I love pics of beer being made! Keep up the good work :cheers:
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