It was going great untill....

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It was going great untill....

Post by 2trout » 3 years ago

I started to run out of propane at 10:40 pm. S@^%! So the boil slowed to a simmer about 45 min into a 60 min boil for a porter. It died at 52 min in so I tossed in my flame out hops. Im about a 1/2 gallon over on my end of boil volume. Should I resume the boil for 15 min tomorrow with more propane, or leave it be. Ill be cooling it as per my usual in the pot tonight.

what say you?

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Post by shibolet » 3 years ago

i would say just leave it.
what is the gravity and what gravity where you targeting?
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Post by shibolet » 3 years ago

#iLoveBreweingElectric
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Post by PistolPatch » 3 years ago

Hahaha! I say let it go and learn from the brew. It's a good recipe to have this problem on. Next time you brew it, see if you can notice any difference.

Also, hope you have read this page by now too trout ;).

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Post by 2trout » 3 years ago

Shib,

I will be going electric when i can make the time(last night has given me a stronger push to get it done ;) .)

I took some measurements this am that I forgot to do last night. The wort is still a bit warm, around 27C/80F. I'll have real measurements after work when the wort cools completely.

Temp adjusted End of Boil Gravty is 1.063 shooting for 1.066.

End of boil Volume (almost ambiant) is about 25 L/6.6G shooting for 23.3L/6.1G

It should be fine, and with a porter, I think that the darker character and flavors should cover up any stuff that didn't get fully boiled off?

Why didn't I go 90min boil? Well I was sure that I had enough gas for a 60 min boil :idiot: , and I felt that with a porter and no pilsner malt I could get away with a 60min boil and have no DMS flavors, AND I knew that I was doing this batch after work and didn't want to be up really late.

PP,

I had not read the link you provided, but I WILL!

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Post by shibolet » 3 years ago

1.066 and 1.063 are the same in my brewing book
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Post by thughes » 3 years ago

shibolet wrote:1.066 and 1.063 are the same in my brewing book
Same here. Toughest thing is going to be duplicating your process if this turns out to be the best tasting beer you've ever made.

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Post by 2trout » 3 years ago

Yes,

I'm getting all geeky on this one. The reason is that I really WAS hitting the "numbers" that the biabicus said I would. It was cool. :drink:
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Post by Three3Beer » 3 years ago

it sucks to shell out for another propane tank, but having a back up would be well-worth it on a night like yours!

of course you have to make sure the spare is full, which mine is not... so i'm gonna shut up ;)


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Post by 2trout » 3 years ago

Beer,

I did exactly that. I've got one plus a backup.

As Mr. Hughes said
Same here. Toughest thing is going to be duplicating your process if this turns out to be the best tasting beer you've ever made.
Well, duplicating this brew is getting tougher all the time!

I pitched on November 20th, and went to bottle on December 14th and fermentation appeared to be stuck :headhit: :argh: (a first for me.) I was expecting around 1.015 and had 1.024. I re-pitched, and fermentation did start again. Ill be getting a gravity reading today, so we will see.

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Post by thughes » 3 years ago

That is definitly going to be the best tasting beer you have ever made, I guarantee!
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Post by 2trout » 3 years ago

It's probably true! My gravity reading today was only down to 1.020. Ill check again tomorrow and Wednesday then bottle.

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Post by 2trout » 3 years ago

Well,

I just finished bottling with a Final Gravity of 1.020. Im drinking the 1/4 of a bottle that was left, and it is good. HA! Ill never reproduce THAT process.

The more I brew, the more I realize that I dont have my brewing "system" down. Im forever chasing down this piece, or forgetting to add that, yadda yadda yadda....

Guess Ill have to brew more! :drink:

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Post by thughes » 3 years ago

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