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Just had the best brew day!
« on: December 09, 2009, 04:37:54 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.
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 04:40:35 PM »
How did crap get in your kettle?
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 04:52:39 PM »
Dude, it is a hell of a flurry of activity, here at "Three Taverns", on brew day.   ;D
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 05:37:15 PM »
That is some fast chillin' bro!  What size IC do you have?
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 06:00:18 PM »
Sweet job, I love homebrew sessions that just happen.

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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 06:12:43 PM »
Got a fitty footer, of 3/8
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 06:15:44 PM »
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.
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 06:40:21 PM »
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.
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 07:10:36 PM »
Saw this on the Onion today...

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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?
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 07:24:24 PM »
Who ever said I was wearing pants again?  :-\
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 07:28:10 PM »
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.
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Re: Just had the best brew day!
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 10:31:38 PM »
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...
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