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Quick extract batches.
« on: October 04, 2010, 10:34:17 AM »
Last night I brewed 3 batches of porter- Yes 3 batches! This is a record for me and only possible because I extract brewed with steeping grains.

I used #6 of DME in two gallons of water in the kettle. I steeped #1.25 of grain in a separate pot in about 3 quarts. This got added to the kettle and boiled for 45 minutes. Used one ounce total of Chinook 13AA: 0.5@ 45, 0.25 at 20 and 5 for 28 BU's.

Cooled in the tub and topped off with water from the tap and pitched on yeast cake.

I lost the first batch to the tub LOL with a total brain fart move. ::) Note to self: don't leave kettle in a running tub unattended. Did a Titanic on me... :'(

Luckily I had more DME. Did two more batches side by side. Easy and fast! Probably will return to brewing like this- especially in the summer since it only takes a few hours and clean-up is minimal.
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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 10:36:28 AM »
The last time I did an extract batch it took me 1.5 hours longer than AG does!  But that was mainly because I was disorganized.
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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 10:42:03 AM »
The last time I did an extract batch it took me 1.5 hours longer than AG does!  But that was mainly because I was disorganized.

Takes a bit of planning and organization, but like riding a bike. I broke my cardinal rule of no drinking on this one. I attribute the "accident" to this...
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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 05:18:49 PM »
Next time don't batch sparge the can...
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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 07:20:07 PM »
Next time don't batch sparge the can...

LMAO

Maybe a no sparge would fit the bill better.  ;D
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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 07:43:51 PM »
Next time don't batch sparge the can...

LMAO

Maybe a no sparge would fit the bill better.  ;D

Is that why my beer sometimes tastes metallic...? ::)
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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 09:05:04 AM »
Next time don't batch sparge the can...

What?????  You mean I've been doing it wrong?????
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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 05:29:09 PM »
I've been having problems getting back into brewing. I did an all extract hefe.
6 lbs wheat DME
1 oz  Liberty or Fuggles for 45 min boil
Wyeast 3068

I did a full volume boil so I still had the lag times heating up and cooling, but what an easy brew day!

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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 11:42:32 AM »
I've got about 50 batches under my belt, and I've been saying for a couple of years its time to move to AG, but the fact is I can get a 5gal batch kicked off, and get all the clean up done in under 3hrs, so its just too damn easy to keep doing extract.

But I will go AG, one day...

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Re: Quick extract batches.
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010, 11:47:21 AM »
The last time I did an extract batch it took me 1.5 hours longer than AG does!  But that was mainly because I was disorganized.
Me too,

couldn't get the lme to stay in the grain sock,   go figure.  ;)
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