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I went into Midwest supplies today and got my first 5 gallon kit, and the Midwest porter recipe to go with it. So here it goes. I will let you all know how it went. :cheers:

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Cool! Have fun with it, not much different than doing up a 2.13 gallon batch, just more nectar to imbibe.

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Congrats I did the Hanks Hefe from Midwest last weekend I can't wait to try it. It does make for a longer day but I am also getting 5 gallons.

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please explain what you mean by a longer day?? The batch size really should not be effecting your brew time. I do all grain. Takes just as long for 2 gallons as it does 10.

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I was more comparing it to the Mr. beer system with no hop boils and having to boil for an hour per the instructions.

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I think you will like the results better. When I did the Mr B kits always felt like I was making condensed soup, just add water. It was always good but could be better.

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Congratulations on the 5 gal set-up! Next time your at Midwest Supply ask them where my drip tray is? I ordered it a while back and it is on back order until mid April.

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"Jim Johnson" post=354093 said:

Well it's only march.

Your right, I will just have to continue to drip on the rug in front of the frig until it comes. That make me want another beer :unsure:

Cheers

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"haerbob3" post=354055 said:

please explain what you mean by a longer day?? The batch size really should not be effecting your brew time. I do all grain. Takes just as long for 2 gallons as it does 10.

When you're coming from MRB extract recipes, you don't have to do a hop boil and you can start fermenting in 1/2 hour.

Also when you have only a weak cooktop, it can take upwards of 1.5 hours before you're at full boil for 3.5 gallons.

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"m3n00b" post=354133 said:

"haerbob3" post=354055 said:

please explain what you mean by a longer day?? The batch size really should not be effecting your brew time. I do all grain. Takes just as long for 2 gallons as it does 10.

When you're coming from MRB extract recipes, you don't have to do a hop boil and you can start fermenting in 1/2 hour.

Also when you have only a weak cooktop, it can take upwards of 1.5 hours before you're at full boil for 3.5 gallons.

takes me a couple hours to boil 5 gals

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Congrats on the new setup! I do 5-gal batches about 75% of the time now (more beer, equal time, cheaper ). My brew days usually consist of steeps/partial mashes (45-60 min), boil (60 min), wort chilling/waiting/cleanup (60 min). So I never really finish in less than 3 hours unless I'm doing a quick and dirty all extract, no hop boil batch.

I've got a nice 5-gal hefeweizen that I'll be bottling tomorrow. Took a FG reading tonight as I was taking bottle inventory and getting things ready for tomorrow. FG came in at ~1.012 (OG was ~1.062). Really put the WYeast 3068 to work and the hydrometer sample tasted great. Cheers!!!!

EDIT: I should add that I use a turkey fryer setup so I can get a good boil going on about 4 gallons in about 20 minutes or so. If you're doing larger boils for a 5-gal batch, a stronger burner really helps!

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"OikoEco" post=354160 said:

Congrats on the new setup! I do 5-gal batches about 75% of the time now (more beer, equal time, cheaper ). My brew days usually consist of steeps/partial mashes (45-60 min), boil (60 min), wort chilling/waiting/cleanup (60 min). So I never really finish in less than 3 hours unless I'm doing a quick and dirty all extract, no hop boil batch.

I've got a nice 5-gal hefeweizen that I'll be bottling tomorrow. Took a FG reading tonight as I was taking bottle inventory and getting things ready for tomorrow. FG came in at ~1.012 (OG was ~1.062). Really put the WYeast 3068 to work and the hydrometer sample tasted great. Cheers!!!!

EDIT: I should add that I use a turkey fryer setup so I can get a good boil going on about 4 gallons in about 20 minutes or so. If you're doing larger boils for a 5-gal batch, a stronger burner really helps!


Turkey fryer is my next upgrade!

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OK so my first 5 gallon of Midwest porter is done now its time to rdwhahb.

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