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Offline kohlerbeer

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1st All-Grain Batch
« on: April 05, 2011, 04:29:56 AM »
On Sunday we bottled our first batch of all-grain brew.  Up until now we have used Brewer's Best Kits.  For this recipe we used the Lonely Amarillo Pale Ale recipe from the March-April edition of Brew Your Own Magazine.  It looked, smelled and tasted great as we were bottling it.  We sampled the the beer we poured into the hydrometer tube.  It will be hard to wait two weeks for it to condition.

Thanks to all of you who have given me advice in response to my multiple questions.  Your help has been invaluable. 

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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 05:20:53 AM »
Hope you have another one in the pipeline. You'll be amazed at how fast this first batch will get consumed.
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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 05:41:16 AM »
We did a ten gallon batch.  That should last awhile.  While bottling, we discussed our next batch.
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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 05:53:16 AM »
We did a ten gallon batch.  That should last awhile. 


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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 06:31:18 AM »
Yup. Brew now! I ran out and am now sniffing airlocks on 40 gals.  :(  :-[  8)
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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 06:41:50 AM »
Congrats and welcome to the hobby!  8)

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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 10:55:55 AM »
We did a ten gallon batch.  That should last awhile.  While bottling, we discussed our next batch.


For two people that's maybe a month's worth of beer. Get to brewing. We know from experience...

BTW congrats on the transition to AG. Your brewing horizon just opened up. :D
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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 12:22:56 PM »
We did a ten gallon batch.  That should last awhile.  While bottling, we discussed our next batch.


For two people that's maybe a month's worth of beer. Get to brewing. We know from experience...

BTW congrats on the transition to AG. Your brewing horizon just opened up. :D
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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 09:04:52 AM »
Welcome to fatherhood.... you're one of us now.

Lets see..... A German Ale on tap, a Kölsch in the cellar to back it up.... Blonde ale on tap, two buckets of American Brown five days into the primary to take it's place.... One IPA on tap, one right behind it ready to take it's place, another ready to keg. One keg of Belgian ale that needs another week or two.

Party in June where I need two.... two week event in August where I will need everything I can muster..... like 6 or more....

Gotta get brewing here......
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Re: 1st All-Grain Batch
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011, 05:56:31 AM »
You guys must be good luck.  Several of you encouraged me to start the next batch right away to build up my reserves.  I am short on fermenters so I need a few more to get several batches in the pipeline.  THE NEXT DAY, I drove past a house that had 4 of the five gallon water cooler bottles in their recycling.  They were empty but still had the plastic caps on them.  I now have four additional secondary fermenters.  Let the brewing begin!

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