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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Old Ale Brewday

Well, over a year later, I fired up the system today and gave it a good run using the natural gas burners. I hosted a brewday for my homebrew club ( and we brewed up a 1.5 BBL batch of an old ale. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the brewing session. For the most part they probably wouldn't be much different than what is already posted. Other than a problem with a pump during the sparge (and thankfully I had a spare around), everything went as expected. I think it's safe to say that 140 lbs of grain is the maximum amount I can cram into the mash tun.

Not sure what (or when) is up for brewing next. Hopefully it won't be another year.


John Little said...

I was guessing 150lbs of grain could be squeezed into one of those Blichmann 55 gal kettles, but I was assuming a thick mash at 1qt per 1lb of grain. Do you remember what ratio you used?

Brian said...

I just brewed this recipe again last week. It's a tight fit. I used 1 qt per lb.