Jan 18, 2014 Brew Day

It was a good brew day.  I used the new 21.5 gallon Stout Tanks and Kettles boil kettle.  Also used the two new 1 barrel jacketed fermentors from BrewersHardware.com.

The gravities were off today.  I need to start milling my own grain as the local homebrew store is not doing a good job.  Many grains were uncrushed upon inspection.  See the Iodine test below.  Purple leached out of our whole, squished grains.  Both beers had OG of 1.051, we wanted 1.055.  I took care of it by boiling an extra 45 minutes.

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Sanitizing the new fermentors.  We need a bigger pump for the sprayballs and the little one on the brewery doesn't cut it.
Sanitizing the new fermentors. I need a bigger pump for the sprayballs and the little one on the brewery doesn’t cut it.

Even with the new kettle, there was ‘almost’ had a boilover.

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