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by Scott
15 hours ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Dealing with evaporation indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 1115
United States of America

Re: Dealing with evaporation indoors

An "urn" is one of those large electric coffee pots, right? Urn is not a common term over here in the United States, and not for that...

Okay sounds good. I would still be cautious about brewing inside unless you have a good system to get rid of the steam / moisture. JMHO.
by Scott
1 day ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Dealing with evaporation indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 1115
United States of America

Re: Dealing with evaporation indoors

Hello Goodtime, Don't want to cover pot during boil. That's supposed to be something that can cause DMS in the beer, a taste defect. If brewing with gas, probably should brew outside because of exhaust / fumes / carbon monoxide... Major safety issue. Unless a huge fan. And need fan to get rid of eva...
by Scott
3 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

ZBrew and Lushy, welcome - both of you - to this forum! ZBrew - glad to hear, that when brewing extract beers, that you put your best efforts into it and made some fine brews. That is important! When you put the same effort into whole grain, where you create the wort from your mash - it is easier to...
by Scott
4 days ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 10
Views: 529
United States of America

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

Thanks for the response! PistolPatch - The "cone" of trub is not really a concern to me... Seems like with the cold crash that I do after fermentation, it does a very good job of getting rid of trub, and my beer is normally very clear. The "Brulosoophy" Blog has a couple of articles that seem to bac...
by Scott
5 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

Hello Captain Yellow, and welcome to the site!

There is a lot of excellent information and advice on this site, if you look around a bit. Let me know what kind of questions you have and how we can help!
by Scott
5 days ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 10
Views: 529
United States of America

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

Don't want a pump. Don't want a whirlpool arm... I do want good results though... If getting a long stainless steel drill bit with a fancy propeller (and use it with my cordless drill) would truly help me make better - more flavorful beer of this style, I would do it... But I want to avoid getting t...
by Scott
5 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

Awesome Caleb, that's nice to hear! BIAB is the logical next step. If you are brewing normal size (under 10 gallon) batches, there would never be a reason to do anything else! You will want to download the Excel based BIABacus file, along with printing the brewing terminologies page... For sure do e...
by Scott
6 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

Hello Spammy, and welcome to the site!

BIAB is...easily the easiest way to make whole grain beer. Let us know what questions you have. For sure, read through different posts, etc. Lots of very helpful info on this site.
by Scott
6 days ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 10
Views: 529
United States of America

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

Okay, thanks much MS! I have not had this beer yet, but want to. (Who is John C...? A brewer?) Honestly have questions... So for a real "whirlpool", seems like I should get a spinning contraption to whirlpool. And if I do that, might want to get a second hop bag to attach to side and not use hop spi...
by Scott
6 days ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 10
Views: 529
United States of America

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

Hi MS. Yes, that's the recipe I'm looking at. Hop Stand - may have to read more about that, vs whirlpool... Wonder what has best performance or results...? :scratch: IBU results or hop utilization, not just IBUs, may work differently in late additions. (???) Recently built a hop spider that puts hop...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 10
Views: 529
United States of America

Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions

Researching brewing a New England IPA, from an article in Craft Beer & Brewing. Lots of hops are added late in this style, in the Whirlpool...along with a double dry hop (and first wort hop). I think the pros whirlpool their wort when hot or very warm, but from what I understand homebrewers that do ...
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Site Online Again: Any problems, let us know.
Replies: 14
Views: 760
United States of America

Re: Site Online Again: Any problems, let us know.

Hey Pat,

Sounds like a mess...! Glad that you are working your way to the bottom of it. And look forward to seeing what you come up with.
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

Welcome to the forum, Dan.

The BIABacus is a great tool! Looks a little overwhelming at first so also print out Clear Brewing Terminology page. Don't worry, this will end up making everything clear much sooner this way. Let us know if any questions. :luck:
by Scott
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

Hello Martin, and welcome to the forum! I would agree...and believe BIAB is (or should be) the best fit for most home breweries... Look around the site. Go through previous questions and answers, and get a good feel for things... One can learn much on this site by doing that. BIABrewer.info does a v...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

Welcome - Eric and Cookiestop!

Let us know what kind of questions you have and we will do our best to help.  :luck: 
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: A Tale of 2 Pilsners...Bitterness, Tinseth estimates, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 88
United States of America

A Tale of 2 Pilsners...Bitterness, Tinseth estimates, etc.

I have two batches of Pilsner on tap now (among 6 total on tap...lots, too much to brew more right now). Some interesting notes in bitterness, and at least calculated bitterness with our BIABacus and it's Tinseth formula. Reviewing Lumpy's  Post  this morning made me think about this... Tale of 2 Pi...
by Scott
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: IPA's adaptation
Replies: 2
Views: 203
United States of America

Re: IPA's adaptation

HNot necessarily... Are you planning on skipping the final dry Hop? Looks like you might be.  Different hops than recipe can still make great beer. Magnum is great. More known for lagers, but for bittering...no problem. Cascade awesome. More like an APA. Different hops, can create a little different...
by Scott
4 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Maxi-BIAB
Replies: 3
Views: 208
United States of America

Re: Maxi-BIAB

Best practice is to use Traditional Full-Volume BIAB. We consider this to be a Continuous Sparge, Continuous full grain contact with 100% of the water going into the boil. And mash (/Continuous Sparge - combined process) for a full 90 minutes, then a 90 minute Boil. Don't cut down your mash time or ...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 652
Views: 93235
United States of America

Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy Birthday Sarah! 
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated Single Vessel Brewing System revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 265
United States of America

Re: Automated Single Vessel Brewing System revisited

Very cool... And absolutely No Joke about needing to keep the brain cells working in retirement.  You know what most of us use for our brew bags. I'm not sure how fine that material is, in comparison to what you are using, so not much of a frame of reference.  The electric winch idea would be a grea...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated Single Vessel Brewing System revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 265
United States of America

Re: Automated Single Vessel Brewing System revisited

Hi Joe, Seems interesting. Not that I would elect to do anything like this at this point in my life...my existing super simple BIAB system works great! But my feelings may be different if I was 80 years old and I was trying to do this... So I applaud you for still being interested in spending the en...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8023
Views: 560593
United States of America

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

Hello Dan, Welcome to the forum, from another West Coast USA'er...!  :salute:  Info given on this site tends to be of very high quality. There is a high desire on BIABrewer.info to put out Good Info, "best practices", and avoid the "Dodgy" info or advice that one frequently sees on most normal homeb...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Black pilsner
Replies: 3
Views: 185
United States of America

Re: Black pilsner

Sounds good! Good for you. A Black Lager... (Black lagers are mostly comprised of Pilsner Malt, but hadn't heard them called "Black Pilsners" before...but suppose that's what they are). I also use Bock Yeast on Vienna lagers. Works well. Haven't cut the lager fermentation schedule down like that on ...
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 652
Views: 93235
United States of America

Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy Birhday James!

I am enjoying a lager / Pilsner right now too. Yours looks like a Helles, or something like that. Hope you had a good one.  :drink:
by Scott
1 month ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Notes/Bugs on Temporary Skin
Replies: 35
Views: 2684
United States of America

Re: Notes/Bugs on Temporary Skin

Not sure if anyone else experienced this, but the website was down for a while roughly 24-hrs ago. Emailed Pat and he suggested mentioning it to see if anyone else had ran into this...

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