I just started all grain and making my own recipes…
I bought bags that can hold 12+ pounds of grain with enough room to move around.
I have a 12gal brewkettle with ball valve and thermometer
I start out with about 7 gallons in the kettle, drop the bag, stir well and cover.
I do have to fire the kettle up once after about a half hour to bring back to temperature and at this time i also add more water until it is a couple inches from the top.
after 90 minutes i pull the bag and strain wort into sanitized buckets, rinse out kettle, pour wort back into kettle and begin my boil sequence.
I know enough to know I am doing something wrong, or better yet, I can be doing something better!
I do not have the funds for a igloo lauter tun yet, but i have a 50 pound bag of 2 row pale malt and 4-1 pound bags of hops that are dying to be drank.
I plan on perfecting a few of my favorite styles of beers, black ipa and rye pale ale are two…
thanks in advance for any help!!!