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What time do you most often start your all-grain brew day?

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What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« on: March 19, 2016, 01:01:36 AM »
What time do you most often start your all-grain brew day?  Why?

I start heating the strike water @ 5AM because I like to be finished brewing by 10AM and at the latest noon.

Though every now and then I'll do an afternoon or evening brew.

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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 01:08:48 AM »
If i am brewing with my club, we start around 11 AM. If i am brewing solo, i generally start around 8 AM.
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 01:16:56 AM »
Probably around 8 or 9 AM usually.  Whenever I wake up usually.  Not waking up to an alarm to brew.
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 01:17:58 AM »
I usually prefer to gather all my equipment and supplies the night before. Then when I get up early, I can start while the wife and kids are still sleeping. I brew in the house on the stove so I try and be quiet.

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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 01:23:14 AM »
Probably around 8 or 9 AM usually.  Whenever I wake up usually.  Not waking up to an alarm to brew.


Same here. I don't set an alarm. I have two canine alarms that wake me up by 8am anyway to let them out. I have everything laid out, hops and salts weighed the night before. 
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 01:24:51 AM »
I generally sit around, drink some coffee, watch the news, eat something, get things in order on the iPad/computer for my  recipe and then start around 9-10am.  It helps that I have an indoor brew room, so there is really not any "set up" required.  Just walk down stairs and start brewing.

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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 01:41:26 AM »
About the same here get starter and water with additions laid out the night before. Always up early (5am) this time of year will go fish for a couple hours come home get some grub check emails and news,get the water going and make some Beer! Shoot some arrows and perhaps go fishing again before dusk.

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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 02:03:21 AM »
Starting after noon-time is pushing it. Unless it's a quickie extract batch.

+1 to being prepared. Grain milled, water and other ingredients gathered, equipment at hand and functional before brewday.



 
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 02:06:29 AM »
I take a half day every three weeks on Fridays to brew. To difficult to brew on the weekends with the family around.
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 02:13:33 AM »
I drop my son off at school at 8:42, so the strike water gets turned on around 9AM. Depending on whether there are extended whirlpools or not, I'm usually done by the time I leave to pick him up.

I used to set up the night before, but the less the wife sees of my brew gear in the kitchen, the happier everyone is :) Now I have it down so I weigh and mill my grain while I heat the strike water, weigh my hops during the mash, clean up the mash tun/drill/mill/hops/etc during the boil and sanitize my fermenter while chilling. Brew day is busier, but there is less bleedover into family time that way.
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 03:10:12 AM »
I start about 7:30 to help ensure I'm done around lunch maybe even a late lunch.  I try to have as much done the day before to help ensure this. 
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 04:44:59 AM »
Varies with many contributing factors.

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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 05:06:38 AM »
I only brew on Friday or Saturday nights, and I start at 7 which is when the baby goes to bed (at least she did until a couple of weeks ago).  That way my wife doesn't have to be the sole caregiver for the 6 hours it takes me to get a batch done.

It's a little rough, because it means I don't get to bed until around 1 in the morning, and I usually get up around 6:30.

Before we had a baby, I would start around 10 or 11 in the morning.

I'm actually brewing right now.  It's a little after 10 p.m. here, and I've got an hour left to go on the boil.
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 06:45:38 AM »
What time do you most often start your all-grain brew day?  Why?

I start heating the strike water @ 5AM because I like to be finished brewing by 10AM and at the latest noon.

Though every now and then I'll do an afternoon or evening brew.

You all are a bunch of crazy mad fools. Apparently I'm the lone dude who starts between 2:00 and 4:00pm. I prefer my brewing after coffee ....and lunch it would appear.
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Re: What time do you start your all-grain brew day?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 10:43:03 AM »
I like to start at soon as possible. Sometimes 6 or 7 AM. That way I drink coffee when I brew. If I start in the afternoon I tend to want to drink my homebrew. I prefer not to drink and brew.
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