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Here's the freezer turned kegerator

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Brew Day 2/11/10


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Brew day 2/11/10. My second attempt at making Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde

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the inside view.. just one 1/4 right now. It was a freezer so had to bend away the middle shelf.. ghetto but it works292 views*These are pics from the original build, has since been modified a little - read on
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front view272 views*These are pics from the original build, has since been modified a little - read on
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C02 sits on bottom, a little space for booze236 views*These are pics from the original build, has since been modified a little - read on
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low profile keg coupler, also trimmed the right inside wall a little for more clearance218 views*These are pics from the original build, has since been modified a little - read on
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lines attached to shanks, and drain container inside205 views

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Boil is over, time to chill34 viewsYou want to chill the wort down to 60-70ish as quick as possible after boiling. I have an immersion chiller which circulates cold water from the tap through these lines, into a copper coil inserted in the pot. Beats the hell out of tubs of ice!! Once it's down to 65ish, I siphon over to the brew bucket, add yeast, and fermentation begins!
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CO2 quick disconnects13 views2010 updates - quick disconnects on the CO2 lines, so that I can move the gas easily from kegerator to other places...
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The grains after drained35 viewsAfter I drain the first time, I add another prescribed amount of water and drain again until I reach the prescribed pre-boil volume
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Fresh whole leaf hops40 viewsHops are the flower that gives beer its bitterness and aroma, depending on when you add them when boiling. Again another score from a group purchase between a few buddies at work
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drip tray to catch the condensation that builds up on the top shelf71 viewsbuilt out of a sheet of metal, and lots of patience *These are pics from the original build, has since been modified a little - read on
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Wort about to boil..33 viewsalmost there....
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Hops64 viewsMeasure out the hops that I will need later
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Inside the kegerator14 views
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added dual regulators so I can serve different kinds of beers97 viewsregulators came from micromatic.com *These are pics from the original build, has since been modified a little - read on
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Boiling the wort50 viewsThe recipe determines how long you boil for, what kind of hops you add, and when. Generally when you add hops early in the boil, they make the beer bitter. Later in the boil, gives the beer that flowery, hoppy smell. I use a hop bag, so there's not a lot of crap in the pot when I go to siphon later on.

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instructions53 viewsBrew sheets printed from homebrew software -- basically the recipe and instructionsFeb 15, 2010
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Getting up to temp..49 viewsAlmost where I want it to be... You add the water at a temperature a little higher than you need, then as soon as it hits your target, add the grainFeb 15, 2010
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Grain goes into the mash tun35 viewsAdding the grain to the mash tun, which has the hot waterFeb 15, 2010
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Pre-heating the mash tun48 viewsI add hot water to pre-heat the Igloo so that when I am mashing, it does not lose its heat. It's important to try and keep the grain at a specific temperature.Feb 15, 2010
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Mash tun after an hour39 viewsFeb 15, 2010
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Hops64 viewsMeasure out the hops that I will need laterFeb 15, 2010
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Taking the first runnings46 viewsDraining the mash tun gives a sweet liquid as it is full of sugars.. this liquid is called wort, synonymous for unfermented beerFeb 15, 2010
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10 gallon aluminum winco pot47 viewsFeb 15, 2010
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Better shot of the immersion chiller and hop bag52 viewsFeb 15, 2010
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Boiling the wort50 viewsThe recipe determines how long you boil for, what kind of hops you add, and when. Generally when you add hops early in the boil, they make the beer bitter. Later in the boil, gives the beer that flowery, hoppy smell. I use a hop bag, so there's not a lot of crap in the pot when I go to siphon later on.Feb 15, 2010