Whiskerino 2009

Throwdown details coming together. Please attend!

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  • posted: December 06 @ 7:28am
Sunday is Brewday.

Cooking up a 12 gallon batch of ESB this morning.


Le Duncan says:
How big is that mash tun? It looks ridiculous!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:30am -
Le Duncan says:
I am entire consumed with jealousy over this set up.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:33am -
Patrick says:
Nice! You making some more jalapeno beer this year?
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:37am -
1602JJ says:
Nice Set up indeed.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:43am -
shularbrau says:
@leduncan not sure the volume. it's just one of those igloo cube coolers with a pvc manifold in the bottom. Today's beer, 31lbs of grain and 9.5 gal of water pretty much maxes it out.

@patrick that's my summer festival beer... actually brewed 3 kegs of it for 3 different beer festivals this summer.

Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:43am -
Poe says:
@shularbrau so I have been wanting to do an all grain beer for a while but have been intimidated. I recently got the ingredients for an open source beer (CLAME) but haven't yet gone for it.

Do you have any good links of a quick start guide?

Also, what are the two kegs for? I have always just brewed in a pot. (looks like you have one as well behind you)
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 8:09am -
shularbrau says:
@poe the 2 kegs i have converted to brew kettles. the top one I use to heat up sparge water. A hose goes from that keg to the mash (the cooler) during the sparge. The cooler has basically a false bottom so i can get the liquid out, using the grain as a filter for itself. after the mash it flows into the bottom keg, which i use as a brew pot. both kegs have the tops cut out and have a weldless valve.

Ignore all that for getting started with all grain. You can do it for cheap with whatever cooler you have, and the pot you are already using for extract. The only other equipment you REALLY need is some way to sparge. I usually recommend the "bucket in a bucket" method to get started, but since you were looking for a link, i ran across CLAME which suggests something that you might find even easier as a first step.

Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 8:20am -
Poe says:
@shularbrau thank you! Reading now - this looks great.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 8:29am -
flainez says:
Wow, I'm jealous for this!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 8:34am -
slo gro says:
ESB is delicious. really cool setup!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 9:21am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
man, I'm jealous. This is what my data would call a "go to hell on Sunday setup." Which is a compliment. I've got one keg that I haven't converted, but I'm still using bucket in bucket and it works pretty good.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 9:29am -
KC says:
Dang, I'd love to come over there...and learn from a master such as yourself.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 9:56am -
Johnny Rebellious says:

This reminds me, I have to rerack my wine today. Thank you.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 10:21am -
LG3 says:
awesome. please bring some homebrew to the throwdown!!!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 10:37am -
Yogi Beard says:
Very jealous.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:44am -
jeremyokai says:
the chances are very high.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 12:31pm -
ty says:
how does one get into brewing? seems rather interesting and I kind of want to try it now...
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 3:32pm -
Ned Kelly says:
excellent work! but are you sure 12 gallons is enough
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 3:37pm -
sariebell says:
I'm overwhelmed. You are the master!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 3:59pm -
Le Duncan says:
@ty, CLAME
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 4:19pm -
Finn MacCool says:
This is intense.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 4:47pm -
tedford says:
i have a hangover just from looking at this pic.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 5:15pm -
shularbrau says:
yep @ty listen to @leduncan find your local homebrew shop. for about $100 you can get the basics to get going... for your first batch, buy a extract ingredient kit and follow the simple instructions in the kit.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 5:43pm -
keifel says:
will it be ready for the throwdown?
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 6:53pm -
JamesC says:
pshh! only 12 gallons? only 12? really? haha nicely done
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 6:57pm -
Just Jamey says:
DUDE. I want to convert kegs to brew kettles. Those are awesome.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:05pm -
bananaknuckles says:
this looks like beard fuel
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:15pm -
JoePat says:
Nice I have the same cooler for my mash tun
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:39pm -
Nate MC says:
YAYY!!! My sights will be here tuesday then I can assemble my all grain system :)

Looking good!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:57pm -
wondermade says:
You've seriously stepped up your efforts. Kudos!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 8:08pm -
MarkyMadBeard says:
Mighty jealous...
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 6:18am -
jnonfiction says:
You're a juggernaut.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 7:44am -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.