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Tim C.
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Username: Timc

Post Number: 227
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2011 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oops

(Message edited by TimC on July 03, 2011)
 

Tim C.
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Username: Timc

Post Number: 228
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2011 - 01:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Camping this last week at PJ Hofmaster State Park near Muskegon, MI. I had to brew a batch of beer.
relax

The only equipment I had room for was an 8 gallon kettle (also was a primary fermenter), a 3 gallon kettle for water heating, a grain bag, and a 5 gallon keg. I made a saison:
Quantity Ingredient
5.0 lbs Briess Pilsen Malt
4.0 lbs Briess White Wheat Malt
1.0 lb Briess Insta Grains® Soft Red Wheat Flakes
0.25 lb Briess Insta Grains® Oat Flakes
2 lbs sweet potato peeled and chopped
1 oz. Hallertau (4.5 AA) 60 min boil time
yeast: 1 quart slurry Bells Oberon harvested from bottles.

char
Yes this is an ugly mess. There is a product I found at the dollar store called "Simply Awesome" that takes this off with little to no scrubbing.
mash
Here is the mash. I could have smashed the sweet potato up better. I did not measure gravity as a hydrometer is something that would break.
boil
Here is the boil. I simply covered it and let it cool overnight. I pitched yeast and racked into the keg after 5 days.
 

Tim C.
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Username: Timc

Post Number: 231
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 11:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As a follow up: The beer turned out quite light as I expected. There was a pleasing note of bananna and clove with some citrus after taste. Overall quite refreshing. If I do it over agian I will use a false bottom in the mash tun/BK/fermenter to get slightly better efficiency.
 

Nephalist
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Username: Nephi

Post Number: 514
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 04:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That is awesome. You make it look easy. Were the grains crushed before the vacation?
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7796
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A friend used to always brew over a charcoal fire. His beers had a smokeyness to them, even with non smoked malt. Let us know how your brew tastes.
 

davidwaite
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 2185
Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Saturday, August 06, 2011 - 04:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"As a follow up: The beer turned out quite light as I expected. There was a pleasing note of bananna and clove with some citrus after taste. Overall quite refreshing."
 

Tim C.
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Username: Timc

Post Number: 236
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 01:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You have to be a minimalist to camp and brew if the whole family is coming. I have done this 4 times now and no smoke flavor has made it into the beer. The brew in bag method did not have the efficiency to be an all grain brew. It did save me from having to cart along a mash tun. I have a false bottom for the BK now and could use it for mashing. Crushing grain prior to leaving as well as a good quart of yeast is also important. Chilling is the one task I find a challenge unless there is a beach or stream close by.

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