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mattybrass



Joined: 19 Jul 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Wakefield, Ma


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: First Brewday Prep Reply with quote


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Hey everyone!

I've been putting together my system and reorganizing my basement to house everything over the last few years. I'm finally ready to brew and i wanted to know if anyone had any recommendations for things i should be aware of or look out for. I've brewed on my friends 50A 1 BBL system a few times so I'm not unfamiliar with everything but not enough consistently that i know exactly what I'm doing.

I'll be fermenting in a Spike CF10, carbonating in it as well and hopefully canning right from that also! I have a penguin glycol chiller and the heating wrap for the CF as well to help regulate then temp. My system is (3) 20 gallon Spike Kettles, Spike Steam Condenser lid and hop stopper 2.0 for the BK, exchillerator CFC and two chugger pumps with the 30a TEB panel.

I've attached my recipe, water and mash information as well. If the photos don't embed here is a direct link. https://photos.app.goo.gl/to1K75Qr4BW7WSe49

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kal
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Joined: 12 Dec 2010
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Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: German Lager, Electric Creamsicle, London Pride, Kolsch, Belgian IPA, Red IPA, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter

Working on: Weizen, Belgian Quad, Wit, English Pub Ale, Electric Creamsicle


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matt!

I would give the BREW DAY STEP BY STEP guide a few reads through to learn the ins and outs:

https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/brew-day-step-by-step

Don't feel like you need to do everything or even in the same way the first time around, but it's what I consider a "complete" end to end brew day using our design to produce the absolute best beer possible. First time through often people will skip more advanced things like water adjustment or similar, just to wrap their heads around the setup first.

Good luck!

Kal

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GrumpyWally



Joined: 06 Mar 2015
Posts: 65
Location: San Diego, CA

Drinking: California Common, Schwarzbier, Roggenbier, Tripwire Tripel, Dubel, 2 Brown Porters

Working on: Tripwire Tripel, Schwarzbier


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I started using my system, I made a 10 or 12 page "bullet item" list from Kal's Brew Day page. I still use it after 61 batches - it's on revision C with lots and lots of handwritten notes on it.

Good luck with your first brew!
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mattybrass



Joined: 19 Jul 2012
Posts: 9
Location: Wakefield, Ma


PostLink    Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrumpyWally wrote:
Before I started using my system, I made a 10 or 12 page "bullet item" list from Kal's Brew Day page. I still use it after 61 batches - it's on revision C with lots and lots of handwritten notes on it.

Good luck with your first brew!


Would you mind sharing it?
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GrumpyWally



Joined: 06 Mar 2015
Posts: 65
Location: San Diego, CA

Drinking: California Common, Schwarzbier, Roggenbier, Tripwire Tripel, Dubel, 2 Brown Porters

Working on: Tripwire Tripel, Schwarzbier


PostLink    Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattybrass wrote:

Would you mind sharing it?


Not at all - let me update it with my handwritten notes so that it reflects what I currently do.

W
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GrumpyWally



Joined: 06 Mar 2015
Posts: 65
Location: San Diego, CA

Drinking: California Common, Schwarzbier, Roggenbier, Tripwire Tripel, Dubel, 2 Brown Porters

Working on: Tripwire Tripel, Schwarzbier


PostLink    Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an early version of the document I produced from Kal's description of his process.


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