My first few posts will be a catch up of beers I have going now, some of which are not finished and need a bit of age. I brew mostly Saisons, IPAs, Pale Ales and Sour/Mixed Fermentation beers. I do alot of split batches with different yeasts to dial in a recipe or just to experiment.
I started brewing in the spring of 2008 when my wife bought me an all grain kit for my first brew. It was a Belgian Triple and all in all it was a disaster. Long brew day, infected beer, it is surprising I stuck with brewing. Fast forward to today, a few extract batches and alot of reading and experimenting in between, I now brew on a pretty basic all grain set up similar to most.
A 10 gallon cooler mash tun, a 10 gallon cooler HLT and a 20 gallon custom kettle with thermometer, sight glass and whirlpool arm. I also use a pump mounted in a toolbox which I will post a build thread for in the coming weeks. Not the best photo but whats a blog post without photos right? One thing to note here, the dip in the tubing from my mash tun to kettle actually caused issues with my mash flow, now I just run the tubing straight into the kettle.
I have a lot of posts coming up on all of the beers I have going and some events coming up as well as a turbid mash brewday from Big Brew Day a few weeks ago.