First all grain brews......

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  1. mickyc

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    Well here they are, my first whole grain brews not a kit in sight :xgrin:

    From left to right, I've made..........

    A really hoppy IPA (which I've also dry hopped in the keg)
    A really refreshing pale ale (almost lageresque)
    A verrrrry strong best bitter (7%) which was my first brew, the strength being a bit of a calculation error :xblink:

    Merry Christmas :xgrin::xgrin::xgrin:

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    Excellent, what are you using to mash the grains?
     
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    I've been using a cheap (circa £20) cool box which has performed fine (topped up mid mash with a cpl of litres of hot water) I've made a syphon out of 15mm copper tubing with a slotted section to get round the need of a "false bottom" in the tun, and the need to drill the cool box.

    I've got a burco water boiler which is capable of holding a rolling boil, pretty impressed with the performance of the setup which I have to admit has been built to a tight budget.
     
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