Notes on batch 1 of my home brew. I christened this batch "Tactical Nuclear Sideburns" as a nod to Brewdog due to it turning out a lot stronger than intended.
My setup is pretty basic but seems to get the job done. I have a 17 liter pan for boil, which I just do on the stove. Obviously, this limits the size of batch I can do, but I feel this has benefits in terms of providing a faster iteration time and I don't have a full 25 liter batch to drink between each brew. I have a large cool box that I mash in. I do a brew in a bag style mash using a net bag to seperate the grain and water. This seemed much easier to put together than a traditional sparge style system and I don't really mind taking a small hit on efficiency. To chill the wort I have a home made wort chiller made with copper pipe and part of one of those shower heads that fits onto a tap. Finally, just a simple bucket and air lock to ferment in.
Think I was generous on the mash temperature here, I think the core of the mash may have been a low temperature than measured.