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Title: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: weazletoe on December 09, 2009, 11:37:54 PM
   Got home from work early. I decided to brew. This was the BEST surprise brew day ever! Hit all my numbers spot. Got a new routine down, I was done, pitched, and cleaned up in 3 1/2 hours. No mess, or no water spilled at all. And the best part, FINALLY.....I whirpooled again, and after reading some advice on here, I took my IC out. Gave it a good whipping with my wire whisk, and let it sit about 5 minutes. Instead of using my valve to drain the kettle, I used my siphon. When it was all done, there was a beautiful pile of crap, about 6 inches around, and three inches high, right in the middle of my kettle. It brought a tear to my eye. So, thanks everyone for the help. Could not have done it without you.
  Oh, I should also mention, that with my new IC, I went from boil, to 58*, in 9 minutes!! And, I am now consistently hitting 80% effcy.
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: bo_gator on December 09, 2009, 11:40:35 PM
How did crap get in your kettle?
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: weazletoe on December 09, 2009, 11:52:39 PM
Dude, it is a hell of a flurry of activity, here at "Three Taverns", on brew day.   ;D
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: bluesman on December 10, 2009, 12:37:15 AM
That is some fast chillin' bro!  What size IC do you have?
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: boulderbrewer on December 10, 2009, 01:00:18 AM
Sweet job, I love homebrew sessions that just happen.
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: weazletoe on December 10, 2009, 01:12:43 AM
Got a fitty footer, of 3/8
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: bluesman on December 10, 2009, 01:15:44 AM
I recently made a sixty footer of 1/2" copper...and man what a difference. Chilling went from being a PITA to a real fast chill.
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: rep on December 10, 2009, 01:40:21 AM
Congrats on the brew day Weazle.

Please allow me a question on chillers.....

I am thinking of upgrading from a 25' 3/8ID IC to something new.  I am considering a counterflow system but now see some really good comments about larger IC's.

Thoughts?

I like to keep things simple, and using a pump for teh CF seems like extra work especially on the clean up end.
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: KING__SIZE on December 10, 2009, 02:10:36 AM
Saw this on the Onion today...

Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 22

Admit it: Things just haven't been the same for you since you gave in and started wearing pants again.

What is wrong with me... Why am I posting this nonsense?
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: weazletoe on December 10, 2009, 02:24:24 AM
Who ever said I was wearing pants again?  :-\
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: bluesman on December 10, 2009, 02:28:10 AM
Who ever said I was wearing pants again?  :-\


Weaz are you posting pantless again? That's a PWP violation. And I know you are not eligible for the first offenders program.
Title: Re: Just had the best brew day!
Post by: rabid_dingo on December 10, 2009, 05:31:38 AM
There has got to be a limit to pantless brewing especially when the temp outside peaks at 8*F...Yes that was our high temp yesterday!!  I would have been wearing several layers of pants...