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So I did it. Brought the temp in the no-chill/fermentation down to 90 F w/ immersion chiller post boil. Then stuck it in the fridge at 48 F. The next morning it was down to pitching temp. I shook the heck out of the no-chill/fermentation container, standing it upright and removing the lid a few time...

PP, Thanks for taking the time to reply. http://products.hedwin.com/viewitems/winpak-tight-head-pails/winpak-round-hdpe-tight-head-pails that's a win-pak. stole the idea from someone on here -- I guess I thought they were more common than they are. They work well. A "win-oak" is what my spelling aut...

Ok -- good info -- so you're ramping up to mash out temps -- leaving it 15 mins -- then pulling the bag. that sounds like a significantly better way to get the "last of the sugars" ... What about your crush? I wish I had taken a picture of mine, while there was some "flour" in it, all in all it didn...

Well -- it's in the fermentor. It didn't go perfectly, I tried to focus on sanitization and process -- record keeping was one of the things that fell out a bit. Strike temp seemed to not fade down to mash temp very quickly. I'm in the Florida Keys so it's 80's (F) and humid here, potentially a facto...

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ok ... finishing up the mash. gravity headed the right direction. ph seems off .... then again i'm almost color blind and these test strips aren't exactly "definitive".

off to the boil!

First Brew

IMG_1127.jpg IMG_1125.jpg It turns on, lights up, heats water, holds temperature ... the alarms might work (not sure I fully understand that part of the Auber PID logic...). So today is the big day --- first brew -- ebiab, no chill, ferment in cube is the plan. I have a slightly modified amarillo a...

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