Her Maiden Voyage

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Her Maiden Voyage

Unread postby Andy_Chil » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:40 am

Brew number one.
Speidel's Pilsner from the website.

Lessons Learned:
Don't knock the malt tube holding bar thingo off the top on the BM when lifting a full tube of hot grain.
When doing above, don't let the malt tube become separated from the centre rod - it is then very hard to put malt tube down and pick up said holding bar thingo.
Don't step on wort on floor (result of above) and trample through the house - it's very sticky.
Don't have something important to go to that starts 5 mins before boil is due to finish.
Don't brew outside on a warm day and have to guard BM from dozens of flys - they like sticky wort.
Wife was impressed that the immersion chiller water was used to water the lawn - this made up for the stick floor.
Chooks and sheep really, really love spent brewing grain.

Madness, I tell you. Complete madness.

Brew number two will be far better planed and thought out.
Hopefully the resultant Pilsner turns out OK.
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RE: Her Maiden Voyage

Unread postby Andy_Chil » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:15 am

Righto, back again. :rolleyes:
Can somebody mull over these vital stats and tell me if we are on the right track.
4.5kg grain (4kg pils & .5kg wheat)
23l mash
5l sparge
4.5l grain water loss
3l boil loss (80min)
Pre boil 1.038
Post boil 1.050
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RE: Her Maiden Voyage

Unread postby Dan » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:49 pm

Andy_Chil wrote:Righto, back again. :rolleyes:
Can somebody mull over these vital stats and tell me if we are on the right track.
4.5kg grain (4kg pils & .5kg wheat)
23l mash
5l sparge
4.5l grain water loss
3l boil loss (80min)
Pre boil 1.038
Post boil 1.050


Each system will be slightly different, but Boil off should be pretty similar.
My figures would be closer to the other way around.
4.5L for a 90 minute boil for me (3L/hr).
And roughly 3L absorbtion. This will depend on your crush. I'm currently fine tuning that figure but have it at around 0.7L/kg with a 1.2mm crush.

Are you using beersmith? If so, the absorbtion figure cannot be punched in as L/kg - only floz/oz. The conversion goes something like L/kg / 1.04 = floz/oz
eg - 0.7L/kg / 1.04 = 0.673floz/oz

Congrats on your 1st brew. They are always less enjoyable and much more stressful than anticipated. They get easier!
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