Did 2 all grain batches on the weekend

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Did 2 all grain batches on the weekend

Post #1 by hawkbox » 3 months ago

My first solo batches. It was a lot easier than I expected it to be, I way over-complicated the process in my mind.
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Post #2 by Reignman » 3 months ago

What did you brew?
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Post #3 by hawkbox » 3 months ago

The first one was an ESB recipe I found on Beersmith and the second was just 2-row and Cascade hops.

I'm trying to baseline my equipment while getting the hang of everything. My grinding setup I'm rather proud of. Using a power drill cut my grinding time down to about 15% of what is was by hand.

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Post #4 by twistandstout » 3 weeks ago

I need to get on that power drill myself.

Yesterday I was just grinding away in this ridiculous September heat like an evil sweaty witch in my kitchen.

It was a double, too. :facepalm:
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Post #5 by ECH » 3 weeks ago

I picked up one of these:

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Victorio Deluxe Grain Mill

First batch I did only had 2lbs of grain, however what a PITA to keep turning. They make a motor for it, but it is another $40. So I found a little 3" Straight blade screw driver that came out of a vehicle I no longer have, cut off the blade, squared the end so it would chuck into a drill without slipping and viola. Now the issue is that the screw driver bit is stuck in the mill now. Not really an issue, as I can't see me ever wanting to hand crank it every again. Just have to make the the drill is charged for brew day.
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Post #6 by Warthaug » 3 weeks ago

First thing I've done to all my mills is pull the handle...you won't miss it.
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Post #7 by brhenrio » 2 weeks ago

Warthaug wrote:First thing I've done to all my mills is pull the handle...you won't miss it.

Made the mistake of not pulling mine off. Now it wont come off!
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Post #8 by hawkbox » 6 days ago

I managed to pick up a 9A mixing drill from Canadian Tire the other day on sale so that is much better than using my 18V Dewalt and killing the batteries.

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