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by Scott
4 hours ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919301
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Thanks wkluge and welcome to the forum! :thumbs: Let us know if you have any questions moving forward, and let us know how it goes.
by Scott
4 hours ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Amarillo pale ale how to substitute cascade hops
Replies: 3
Views: 43
United States of America

Re: Amarillo pale ale how to substitute cascade hops

Okay. If oxidized and slightly cheesy smelling I would recommend throwing away.

If using now should use soon. And estimate you’ve lost more AA because of improper storage. Best of luck to you and let us know how it goes. :luck:
by Scott
18 hours ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Amarillo pale ale how to substitute cascade hops
Replies: 3
Views: 43
United States of America

Re: Amarillo pale ale how to substitute cascade hops

Hi Ninkas, Yes you can...but I would be certain you've properly cared for your hops before using them in beer. For Example: I always will a) dry the hops, then b) measure out 1 ounce / 28g packages. Maybe some larger, and use a vacuum sealer. And c) put in the freezer. There are other ideas that mig...
by Scott
1 day ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: is FG Correct
Replies: 6
Views: 283
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Re: is FG Correct

Do wonder if hydrometer could be pulled and small jar covered to stop evaporation. It seems like topping off will make reading wrong?.?.? Yes I understand you add water back but that seems like it could cause accuracy issues.?..?. If carefully mark initial fluid level it “should” be right. Seems lik...
by Scott
4 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Recipe advice BIABacus
Replies: 1
Views: 129
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Re: Recipe advice BIABacus

Hello AusieBrew, Have you taken a stab at filling out the BIABacus file yet? Why don’t you give it a shot, and then paste it on your thread. One of us will be along to give you advice. One thing I’m looking for and not seeing in your file is the batch size... Using the BIABacus file on the first pag...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919301
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Jake in Redding, CA, USA... Looks like we almost overlooked your post. Welcome to the forum! I live a few hundred miles North of you... I have never done Mini-BIAB, but many others on the forum regularly do. Break it down and do your best at each brewing step...and you should be happy with the resul...
by Scott
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919301
United States of America

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
4 weeks ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: Disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 246
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919301
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIAB Calculator - Am I doing this right?
Replies: 3
Views: 228
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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 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIAB Calculator - Am I doing this right?
Replies: 3
Views: 228
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 month ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: Storing wort
Replies: 3
Views: 172
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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 month ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: Disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 246
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919301
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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
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 62626
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 917
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 917
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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919301
United States of America

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
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 62626
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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 917
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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 917
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
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 62626
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: 8388
Views: 919301
United States of America

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: 3354
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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: 8388
Views: 919301
United States of America

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...

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