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by Scott
5 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: 2nd BIAB attempt
Replies: 7
Views: 317
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Re: 2nd BIAB attempt

Okay, if you are not getting a vigorous boil, that will have a huge impact on your evaporation. May be worth investing in larger equipment... With larger equipment you can make more beer! :thumbs: It does not surprise me that off by a little after mash, off by double after boil. Sometimes things can...
by Scott
6 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: 2nd BIAB attempt
Replies: 7
Views: 317
United States of America

Re: 2nd BIAB attempt

Quick answer on the TRUB question... Are you able to Cold Crash? I have a separate freezer on temperature controller where I can take it down to 32 deg F / 0 deg C for a couple days. It drops the trub and yeast particulates straight to the bottom...so it doesn't matter how much trub was in my beer, ...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: 2nd Round of IBU Testing Results (6 Beers...)
Replies: 6
Views: 715
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Re: 2nd Round of IBU Testing Results (6 Beers...)

Thanks Streamer. I'm not totally writing it off, but may have to adjust it some and with pellets have it apply a lower percentage. Or perhaps the hop spider made a large impact too. Not certain... :scratch: Seemed like it was working pretty well until my last batch of testing...beer from spring on, ...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 1085
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Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Hello Marko, Just noticed the additions to your post. Most often I get emails after updates, and sometimes not... Not - in this case. I used to have nicer SLR cameras, along with some basic ones, back in the 35mm days. Now with digital, I have a smaller size camera, bought a couple or three years ag...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: 2nd Round of IBU Testing Results (6 Beers...)
Replies: 6
Views: 715
United States of America

Re: 2nd Round of IBU Testing Results (6 Beers...)

I did a third round of IBU testing a couple months ago. Not going to bother listing results here... All of the beers were hop pellets, and all resulting beers had too high an IBU, after doing the adjustment using the formula I had. It has caused me to lose confidence in using the formula to a large ...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the site, Euge.

Check out the advice - plenty given in other intros above and tons available on the site. Let us know how it goes and if you need any advice or anything.
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: 2nd BIAB attempt
Replies: 7
Views: 317
United States of America

Re: 2nd BIAB attempt

Sounds like the place you put your fermenter is quite good. The garbage can with water in it and fermenter inside that to moderate temp - if workable (and it may not be) would be better yet (consistent temp). But maybe you are so close and just 1-2 degree variation, may be fine... On mash - I heat t...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: 2nd BIAB attempt
Replies: 7
Views: 317
United States of America

Re: 2nd BIAB attempt

Howdy Aplund, Great to hear that all signs point to a big improvement! Good job!!! :thumbs: You had some questions...sorry it's been a day already, and nobody has responded yet. Been pretty crazy here in the USA with the hurricane and whatnot. It's late and this won't be my best "work", but I'll tak...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello BMWFan, A few things to add to Streamer's comments... Yes, your first post has to be approved by a moderator, and depending on how available one is to have noticed it. I appreciate the additional info for sure! From Minnesota... Gets Cold there, for sure! That could be a benefit of having an e...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome mr erneu,

Let us know if there are any questions... Perhaps look back a few pages on the entry forum and see what sort of advice has been given to other newbies. Likely much of this will be pertinent to you as well, and is good advice.
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Richard & Steve, Welcome, both of you to the BIABrewer.info forum! :thumbs: There is an incredible amount of information on this forum, especially if you want to spend a little bit of time and look through some of the prior posts, along with answers from some of the BIAB pioneers (they post on this ...
by Scott
4 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Ajay and Bilder,

Welcome to the forum! For sure look around the site. We have tons of questions answered here and a guy can learn much by looking around the site.

The BIABacus file is super helpful, along with the CBT (Clear Brewing Terminology) page.

Let us know if additional questions.
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 374
Views: 154120
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Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Yes. A "Foundational Experience"... Was in one of the three Ranger Battalions as an enlisted man. Most attending the school are actually infantry officers and others not assigned to Battalion...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 1085
United States of America

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Well did it finish? I normally leave ales in for 7-10 days; try leaving them in a day or two after I think they are done before checking gravity. Checking gravity - between OG and FG. When finished it would be FG (Final Gravity). ;) At the start is the OG - Original Gravity... Easy to get the terms ...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 374
Views: 154120
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Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Hello OldGoat, Very nice to hear you're still alive and kicking...! ;) Is that town up near Delonoga? (Mountain Phase of a particular army school I attended was there.) How is the water (for brewing)? Any good craft breweries (besides the one at your house)? :drink: For sure could see the difficulty...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum, Aaron & Dr. Strahov... ;) Aaron - I am from Oregon as well... Hopefully your kit has all the things you need. It's not too difficult, but can be best to ask questions before. Oh well, it will make beer and I think you will like it, so "no worries"... I started with extract, the...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Jefraz2003, and welcome to the forum! I don't have your issue but can certainly understand... Others that post here, for one reason or another, like to brew but have to keep batch sizes small. Not sure if you've looked yet, but here is a post from Marko, another new homebrewer, and he illustra...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 1085
United States of America

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Hello Marko, Great post!!! I think you have considerable experience with taking good clear pictures and short, clear illustrations... ("This is not your first rodeo", as some of us in the USA might say. ;) ) Think you said you are a university teacher, so that might make sense. :drink: Using the BIA...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
United States of America

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Okram, and welcome to the forum! No doubt you've already downloaded the BIABacus file and found the CBT Page to help with Terminology. Sounds like you're on the right path. Let us know what questions you have, and let us know how it goes. Look forward to seeing your post... :thumbs: Had to rem...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 114265
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Re: Birthday Cheers

Thanks Guys!

On my way to a concert. Wife's driving. Have a lidded coffee cup full of Scott's latest APA in hand. :drink: It may be better than what will be served at the beer garden. :thumbs: Thanks again!
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: BIAB Kolsch Pictorial essay
Replies: 3
Views: 259
United States of America

Re: BIAB Kolsch Pictorial essay

Jerry, did you come to the conclusion after using temp control that a cold crash after fermentation works great at getting rid of the trub, and no need to do the extensive filtering...? ;) Bet you did... :thumbs: Pretty interesting thing with the pool. Must have a separate pump, small pump to circul...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?
Replies: 9
Views: 639
United States of America

Re: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?

Our BIABacus Excel file makes estimates for all of these factors, after you input kettle dimensions, ingredients and boil time, and you can later adjust if routinely over or under after several brews... Or can leave the defaults. That's what I do (most others leave the defaults alone too). Things ch...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Oli, Let me take a quick stab at this for you... Initially for my first 20 batches they were almost all around 5 gallons into packaging or a tad over, around 19 liters. Then I had several where I brewed extra because..it turns out, I drink too much beer. :dunno: ;) :thumbs: Then I had some guy...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
United States of America

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Kenbar, and welcome. No problem on equipment recommendations. But some questions we will have include how large batch sizes do you want to have? Here in the USA, common to have 5 gallons / 19 liter into packaging (keg or bottles). Wish to keg, or to bottle? What kind of space do you have? Deta...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8301
Views: 738430
United States of America

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome Goonoli!

Let us know what questions you have, if there are any. Best time to ask equipment questions is before you purchase equipment (or before a loved one purchases for your birthday).

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