Jack and my first BIAB All Grain Brew

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  1. Feb 3, 2019 #1

    Alastair70

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    Finally acquired all the kit needed to brew the 5L Crafty Fox IPA All Grain Kit no.2 son bought me for Christmas.

    Water Treatment
    Reckoned we'd need 7L to begin with. Followed Strange-Steve's excellent guide, all fairly effortless. Required quantities of gypsum and CRS added.

    Ingredients
    Maris Otter and caramalt (no idea of proportions of each)

    Mash
    Temp: 69C
    Time: 60 mins
    Mash Out: 76C
    Time: 10 mins

    Boil
    Boil Time: 60 mins
    Additions:
    Chinook - 0 mins
    Simicoe - 45 mins
    Nelson Sauvin - 55 mins

    Fermentation
    Sasafale US-05 at 22C
    Original gravity - 1.045


    Fermenter now sitting in a waterbath under a duvet in the garage, with a wonderful hoppy smell filling the air. Our only major cock up was a thermometer misread during cooling, and wert then going into the fermenter at 50C the first time round. In the faff that ensued I managed to drop the digital thermometer into to cooling bucket. Got there in the end, planning 10 days in primary before spec. grad. check and dry hopping.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2019 #2

    Alastair70

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    Well, after a week of frantic bubbling the airlock has finally gone quiet. We'll definitely be drinking something.
    Planning to dry hop on Friday and bottle Sunday.

    Next brew planned already, a Challenger/Light Munich SMASH.
     
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    Banbeer

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    Good news @Alastair70, I remember my first AG was a bit frantic but turned out really well.

    Happy brewing for the future
     

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