AG#5 - Back to basics "Chim-beer" - 27/8/12

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AG#5 - Back to basics "Chim-beer" - 27/8/12

Postby cononthebarber » Sun Apr 06, 2014 18:25

So I stole Muddydisco's idea of making beer on my chimnea and here are the results...

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Started heating the water last night at about 10pm...not really thinking about the time it will take...seemed like a great idea at the time...I think beer was involved!

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Mash water still heating...

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The mash water is heated and the grains are in...I'd like to point out that I DID NOT use the hob at this point (even though it looks like I did)...

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"Mash tun" heated and ready to go...

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Mash is on...a little bit warmer than I wanted but ho hum!!!

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Sparging with my colander...

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I found using the back of a wooden spoon an effective method for not disturbing the grain bed :thumb:

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Ok my wort is ready for the boil...it looks like mud!! Yum!!!

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First hops are in...(didn't measure it, just stuck a handful of first gold in!)

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The boil has begun!

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I like this picture...

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Talk about calling the pot black!!!

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Boiling away...it took an absolute age to get to boiling point and I ended up running out of chopped wood! So rather than really piss off my neighbours at 1am chopping firewood I decided to finish the boil on the hob...I'm dissapointed with myself really as I didnt plan ahead properly... :cry:

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I also ended up using the muslin cloth (sorry MD!!!) for straining the hops as the colander just didnt work... :(

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Anyone for some soup?

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The finished article...only ended up with about 2 litres or so...however it was a lot of fun and I am very interested to see how this turns out...

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