Light Ale Brew Day 12-15-23

So I decided it was time to do some split batches and decided to play around with yeast. Well my fridge died and I don’t want to use the yeast in there so I decided to use bread yeast vs US05 and see what the difference is using a Light Ale for a base. So the night before I started to collect the water but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to collect it all, oh well. While filling the Anvil I ended up milling the grains as well. Woke up the next morning finished adding the water and the brewing salts and set the Anvil to 149F(65C) and 100% power.

@6:32 I started to add in the grains at @6:36 I started the mash timer. @7:07 I stopped the pump and gave the grain bed a good stir, not all the way down but pretty close to it. @7:26 with 10 minutes left in the mash I turned the Anvil up to 168F(75.5C) and 100% power to mash out. @7:47 I pulled the grains and started to drain off the wort. At this time I also turned the Anvil up to a full boil. @8:04 pulled the grains and cleaned up all the equipment I could while awaiting the boil. @8:19 the wort hit 200F(93.3C) and I pulled my typical 2 Cups(~450mL) of hot break and awaiting the boil. Pulled a gravity sample of 1.036SG and about 6.5G(24.6L).

@8:31 the boil started and added in the first addition of hops. @9:21 added in the wort chiller, irish moss, and yeast nutrient. @9:31 started the wort chiller. @9:42 down to 90F(32.2C). @9:49 down to 72F(22.2C) and transferred over to my fermenters splitting between two of them and then pitching the yeast. Cleaned up and all complete by 10:10. Can’t wait to see which one kicks off first and how they taste. More to come.

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