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by Scott
2 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum Hewy! Don't let the BIBacus scare you. It's all on one page. And download the Clear Brewing Terminology page as well so you can make sense of the terms the BIAB pioneers developed to describe different parts of the BIAB brewing process. One step at a time... http://www.biabrewer...
by Scott
3 days ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Brewdog's Citra IPA - IPA
Replies: 7
Views: 632
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Re: Brewdog's Citra IPA - IPA

I can vouch that Deschutes' Fresh Squeeze IPA is a fabulous beer, for those of us that love hop flavor but do not want an over-the-top bitter IPA. And it's not a New England style either... Somewhere in-between. Fresh Squeeze IPA is my favorite IPA right now. Link from their Deschutes Brewery's webs...
by Scott
4 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Bruce, and welcome to the forum! Let us know what questions you have... Best place is go into the BIAB for new members section and post a new post, if you can't find existing info. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewforum.php?f=5 Post as clear a title, and list questions as clearly stated as possib...
by Scott
6 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hum... 25 liters is 6.6 gallons. Quote a bit. I have a 16 gallon pot and can normally get to around 9 gallon beer batches. 9 Gallons is 34 liters. I would shoot for a brew kettle in the 15-16 gallon range to give you excess capability to ensure you can do this. 57-61 liter kettle size...looks like.
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

"Welcome to the Club", Dave... ;) Your pot size would be very limiting if you drink as much beer as I do. :drink: Being constrained to smaller batch sizes... Sounds like you have some work-arounds figured out... Hope you hang out here enough to help folks in that similar (to you) situation. Anyhow, ...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Late Wort Hopping
Replies: 19
Views: 8755
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Re: Late Wort Hopping

Yeah Jamato, please do...! As you know, this topic really interests me as well. I don't think I've ever had anything that would be a problem with FWH...no real disadvantages. Maybe some questions if - for certain - it is truly effective or not (to create smooth bitterness without bitterness). Certai...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: GABS - Melbourne
Replies: 3
Views: 119
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Re: GABS - Melbourne

Hey Brucey, I wondered what happened to you! Was actually pondering that several days ago. Be safe...and the brew fest sounds like fun. :drink: Glad to hear you are still alive. ;)
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 738
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Re: second batch on new system

Hi Jamato, Glad to hear things worked out for you! It's a good feeling for sure when you are within a percent or two, plus or minus, of efficiency expectations. For me, going through the numbers (besides in the "general sense"...not pondering specifics, easier to make sense of everything with a BIAB...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi Simon, Welcome to the forum. I'll post a couple links you will find super helpful... The terminology page is essential to understanding the BIABacus. BIABacus: http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 Clear Brewing Terminology: http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 Other Ne...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum, Andy!

Let us know if you have any questions you have, moving forward. And doing 5 gal into fermenter size batches with BIAB is pretty easy too... You just need larger brew pot, etc.
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Bottling
Topic: swing top enclosures
Replies: 3
Views: 199
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Re: swing top enclosures

Looks like nobody has answered you... For me the answer is "no". Haven't used this style of bottle since the old days, but never had problems re-using to bottle beer. If yours do not fit properly, I wonder if they were damaged or something...? :scratch:
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 738
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Re: second batch on new system

Hey Jamato, A quick reminder... As Goulaigan says, remember that a traditional full volume BIAB mash is a continuous mash and sparge. You don't want to think of it as skipping the sparge, rather spending a similar 90 minutes to do both at the same time. And PistolPatch (in the past) has put forth a ...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time
Replies: 18
Views: 688
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Re: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time

Greg - have you pitched Yeast yet? Just reading this. If you wound up too high gravity and had low volume, culprit is likely excessive evaporation. An easy fix by adding water to dilute. The BIABacus has fields for dilution. EDIT - Here is a link that can help with the mechanics of dilution: http://...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hallertau Family of hops
Replies: 5
Views: 226
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Re: Hallertau Family of hops

I am probably at least 60/40 Lager to Ale. Maybe closer to 70/30 actually... Sounds like you are very similar... And similarly, I prefer flower to pellets provided its high quality. "Just seems more natural", as one of my local pro brewers in Albany, Oregon says. IndieHops and Crosby both use a Type...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 3730
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Re: Hop Guide

"Hops" is an area that I've done tons of studies. Still nowhere near an expert, mind you, but I've studied them a bunch and am very interested in the subject. Have not bought the Hop guide that the homebrewer put online for sale... Hoplist.com. Is that the one you are referring to? Can't say. Try th...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: First Wort Hopping II
Replies: 31
Views: 2849
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Re: First Wort Hopping II

Great question Jamato! I've done First Wort Hopping a dozen or more times, and have made very good beers... But can I say, for certain, that it truly makes a difference, and it is better than almost identical beer made without FWH? Not sure. Would have to do side-by-side tests to be sure. Super easy...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hallertau Family of hops
Replies: 5
Views: 226
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Re: Hallertau Family of hops

Lots of great hops... And I always keep sessionable lagers on tap, around 5.0% ABV. For actual German hops, I recently brewed a SMaSH beer with 100% Pelton Malt (Mecca Grade is the malter) and 100% Hallertau Tradition Hops (aka German Tradition). Regular Hallertau MF is good but often lower AA as we...
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First BIAB SMaSH
Replies: 2
Views: 189
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Re: First BIAB SMaSH

Congratulations Jeremy! Skimmed over things and looks like it went well. Glad to hear. Do you use a pulley or something similar for your BIAB bag pulling? I assume so but didn't see it in the pictures. That app might be a good idea. But extra stuff... Better yet if Pat could figure a way to link it ...
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum GRJ,

Glad you are with us. Let us know if you have any questions, moving forward.
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Please check these Biabacus files
Replies: 1
Views: 161
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Re: Please check these Biabacus files

Hi Clackers... I have some quick answers and comments for you. EBC Number - Remember that if you see malt color expressed in Lovibond / SRM instead, the number is half. So a malt with EBC number of 4 has an SRM number of 2. (Lovibond and SRM are about the same thing, and they are half of the EBC num...
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Tasting a 115 Year-Old Beer (That is not a typo)
Replies: 7
Views: 396
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Re: Tasting a 115 Year-Old Beer (That is not a typo)

Wow! Now you've got my curiosity going. Be sure to fill us in once you are back and rested...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First Brew Completed...Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 219
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Re: First Brew Completed...Questions

Sorry Pat. Your info is always excellent, but some things were a little unclear to my reading (what process produces which benefit). :geek: Unless I am looking at the process wrong, or misunderstood (after days of computer problems), and either of these is possible... :dunno:
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 662
Views: 98992
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Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy Birthday Pat! :thumbs: You are much appreciated!!! :salute:
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
United States of America

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

Welcome Brian. Let us know what questions you have and we'll do our best to help out.
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8157
Views: 608453
United States of America

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

Welcome to the forum, Grainiac! For sure, ask questions here before purchasing. Get a larger brew pot than you think you need... if you brew mostly 5.5 Gallons Into Fermenter batch sizes, I would recommend to shoot for a pot at least 15-16 gallons, as you may occasionally feel the need to brew a lar...

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