Almost beer….

July 17, 2006 at 11:32 pm 3 comments

It’s 12:05 am, and I’m waiting for wort to finish boiling. It will be done at 12:10, and then a few minutes to cool it, pitch the yeas, put it in the basement, and head to bed myself.

Got the broken tap out quite easily at work this morning. Used two small allen wrenches shoved in between the flutes on the tap and turned it with a vice grips clamped “vertically” on the allen wrenches. Made a drive stud out of a 3/8 bolt later on and success is mine! Drove it with the drill tonight to grind 9 pounds of malt in a very few minutes! I was worried it might have ground too fine, but had no problems with the mash sticking so I guess all is well. I think I got good efficeintcy too…preboil gravity was 1.040. It will be interesting to see what it is after boiling off about a gallon of wort.

Well, never let it be said that I don’t multitask… I’m using the water that’s going through the immersion cooler to water the front lawn and flowers! It’s no longer hot, and I need to water out there so why not?

No pictures tonight…. next time!

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Entry filed under: Homebrew Stuff & Notes.

Not the best of brew days! Back at it!

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sista Lin  |  August 8, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    Yo! Man, do you get into making beer or what??? I like the idea of slicing a bit of lime and stuffing it into a bottle of Corona!!! Your pictures are great and I truly admire your dedication!
    Lova ya!
    Lin

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  • 2. rasheedmoore  |  August 11, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Uhhh…can you say AA

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  • 3. truthnotfear  |  November 8, 2008 at 8:53 am

    One time we spoiled an annoying flatmate’s brew by adding loads of salt…….but that was years ago šŸ˜‰

    Reply

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