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by Scott
15 hours ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Soren, welcome to you as well... (Think we almost missed you... ;)

I had a college friend who was a foreign exchange student from Aarhus. In fact, without him I wouldn’t have met my wife...27 years ago. :thumbs:

Anyhow, let us know what questions you have and we will help.
by Scott
3 days ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: Disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 152
United States of America

Re: Disaster

FYI - I have stored sloppy slurry and reconstituted up to 1-year. Used multiple yeast starters. It worked in at least one case. Frequently save in 3-6 month timeframe, multiple times. Normally works with using yeast starters. Occasionally problems where something doesn’t seem right and I discard and...
by Scott
6 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
United States of America

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

Hello and welcome to the forum, jahajazz, Alex, Danny, einzack and GPM! I think we would all give the big thumbs up for the traditional Full Volume BIAB brewing...! :thumbs: Very simple and works great. Let us know if you have any questions on equipment. Always easiest before a purchase is made. Ale...
by Scott
6 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIAB Calculator - Am I doing this right?
Replies: 3
Views: 123
United States of America

Re: BIAB Calculator - Am I doing this right?

Hello Alex, Good job filling out the BIABacus tool!!! At first glance it can seem intimidating, but if you take it "step by step" it is really very logical and very easy. Just remember - One Step At A Time! I opened up your file and had a look. Provided all of your "inputs" are correct, the file sho...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIAB Calculator - Am I doing this right?
Replies: 3
Views: 123
United States of America

Re: BIAB Calculator - Am I doing this right?

Hi Alex, Where did you get these calculators...? These - if they come from our forum - are not those we currently use. Best is to use our BIABacus file. It’s a free Excel file. And lots of things get estimated if you put in your pot size. The below link has one file filled out and the other “blank”,...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: Storing wort
Replies: 3
Views: 114
United States of America

Re: Storing wort

Personally, no... I do not. Some here have stored hot wort in a plastic cube, and use it to brew with later. And if wort is hot enough can put into a cube and try to push air out and make sure the hot wort has made contact with all surfaces. Hot wort to kill any remaining “bugs”... Supposed to be wo...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: Disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 152
United States of America

Re: Disaster

Hi Phillip, I normally try to save “sloppy slurry”of yeast, in cleaned and sanitized jars. Try to fill the containers as full as possible to reduce potential for oxidization. It works pretty well. Sometimes great. Have had some occasions when making Yeast starter that it did not smell “right” and ch...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Brian and Catskinner,

Welcome, both of you, to the forum. Let us know what kind of questions you have and we will do our best to help.
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 60511
United States of America

Re: BIAB competition success

Hey MS, It is great to hear from you!!! Was honestly thinking just a few days ago didn’t recall seeing anything from you since the hurricane. Was a little concerned. So hope all is well. On vacation ATM. Starting this afternoon. I skimmed your link. Looks interesting. Your natural carbonation / spun...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 537
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Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

When mashing if kid not on can use some towels around the top. With using propane like I do, I wrap in 2 blankets followed by old sleeping bag. 90 minute mash. Usually reheat one time in middle of mash as will have dropped a couple degrees Fahrenheit. Them re-wrap... Yes with boiling you want the li...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 537
United States of America

Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

Cool deal! Thanks for posting it. ;) Yeah, at first look the BIABacus seems a little scary because everything is all there. Taking it one step at a time, reading CBT to understand the terminology, and a little slower going over the BIABacus will show a person it’s actually very logical and not too d...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

TomTheViking and Redneck, Welcome to the forum! Redneck - where are you looking for posts...? If you look at the FIRST post in the forum it will be from about 7 years ago. Many are much more recent than that. And if looking for the BIABacus file, look in the BIAB for New Brewers section. Let us know...
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 60511
United States of America

Re: BIAB competition success

Well it turns out that something has gone wrong with my sanitizing and cleaning regimen with bottling... Normally keg so am most dialed in for that. Brews in the last competition didn’t do that well and a couple got slammed. Sounds like I got some bad things in the bottled beer that shouldn’t have a...
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 537
United States of America

Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

Hi Ade, You ought to review the Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT) Page. It is a big help! Helps to make sense of the acronyms, etc. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685. Use the CBT info from above, and take the BIABacus one step at a time, one section at a time. It will make sense soon....
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 537
United States of America

Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

Good job posting a new post on this. :thumbs: Just a couple of quick comments... Yeah, way too high of a mash in temperature. Not sure what else... Hopefully the grind was okay. I would look for something outside, even if it means making some sort of covered porch arrangement. My opinion. Or it will...
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 60511
United States of America

Re: BIAB competition success

Well, have had three more competitions since the one posted about last spring... And I’m in the process of thinking this through some... :smoke: Oregon State Fair, August 2017 2nd Place for Dark Czech Lager 3rd Place for Pre-Prohibition Pilsner Thought the Czech Lager was quite good. The guy that be...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Paul, Welcome to the forum! :!: Quick Tip: To moderate fermentation temperatures and keep fermentation temperatures CONSISTENT (important) - get a larger garbage can and put water in it. Place fermenter in the garbage can with water. It helps a lot!!! And in the winter you may have to use a fi...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 22
Views: 2970
United States of America

Re: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions

Okay, yeah that was the New England IPA. I didn't brew that one. Modified it to try and mimic Deschutes IPA as noted above. Used these hops late but early used a little bit more traditional hopping. Result as was described in the last post. I've heard good things from others brewing NEIPAs but will ...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Damo (AussieBrew), Welcome to the forum! Let us know what questions you have, and one of us will be along to help... Once you have all of your equipment sorted out, the BIABacus Excel file is great! Really is huge help. And if you would like some help with equipment, before is always better th...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 22
Views: 2970
United States of America

Re: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions

Hi Shetc, You may have to connect the dots a little bit more for me here, because there was a lot in this post... Initially planned to do a NEIPA. Before brewing I changed up and went to an IPA patterned after Deschutes Fresh Squeeze. Hadn't had much NEIPA but did like well balanced IPAs, and Fresh ...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello bluekieran, Welcome to the forum! On the choosing a too small pot...yeah, I hear you. Wish you had asked before too. It's a great frustration of mine, and one I almost fell for myself. "By the Grace of God..." I ended up with a larger pot, 16 US gallons instead of 10. Long story that wound up ...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

St Beer, Fat Watts, and BobGreaves, Welcome to the forum! All three of you are Brits... ;) My son is visiting the UK right now. Bob - On kettle size I would recommend as large as possible... Certainly limits ability having to use a small pot. Outside would be best, to go with a gas burner and a larg...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Cheers sr.arbuso, And welcome to the forum...! Extracts and kits can be a good way to learn the process. Once you decide you enjoy it - stepping in a little deeper is super fun. Whole grain is more forgiving and gives max ability to brew different beers (normally better beer), and BIAB is the easies...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Basic Stout
Replies: 2
Views: 299
United States of America

Re: Basic Stout

Hey Muggy, Congrats on the award! As far as the recipe, I most often use the BCS book for those I use, and then adjust from there if wanted. Not much in the way of flavor hops for stouts, normally. You have some at 20 minutes. So perhaps more flavor than most... (?) I haven't reviewed this, have bre...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 852801
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome ijoshia, Investigate the site and feel free to start new post to ask questions if you can't find the answer. For sure I would recommend in going larger than you plan on kettle size. It gives more flexibility in batch size and gravity of beer. A new post asking for comments on this site would...

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