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by Streamer
5 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: no chill without a cube.
Replies: 2
Views: 189
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Re: no chill without a cube.

Hey Clackers, here's some study material http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=54 There's a ton of information here. Some people swear by chilling in a cube over a long period of time, some in a cube just while the wort cools then going into a FV, and others just cover the kettle and let th...
by Streamer
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 28
Views: 2966
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Re: I'm thinking of buying a...

I think based on your description, I would go bigger. I went from a 20L pot to a 60L and very glad I got the extra size, although everybody's situation is different. If cooling is the only issue, an immersion chiller does a good job of speeding the process of cooling the larger batches; they're not ...
by Streamer
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum Johnsmith1882 - glad you're here! You're right, there's a Lot of information here. To get the most out of this site, download the Clear Brewing Terminology ( http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 ) and start asking questions. You'll get very concise answers, and usually...
by Streamer
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 915
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Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

Looks like a roiling boil to me! The fact that you overshot your OG and had to add water is way better than going under and having to figure out how to evaporate more. Keep your notes for future comparison
by Streamer
2 weeks ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: is FG Correct
Replies: 5
Views: 249
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Re: is FG Correct

"One way to save taking several samples is to just take one after your fermentation activity settles down (say after 4 days). Then leave your hydrometer in your hydrometer jar and cover the whole lot with something to protect it from bugs. Leave the jar beside your fermenter and then, you'll be able...
by Streamer
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hey Ineffable, welcome to the forum! Considering your science background I'll bet you'll feel at home here in short order. Do read the Clear Brewing Terminology section (http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685) then dive right in.
by Streamer
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

harishdutt, welcome to the Forum! Do read the BIAB Essentials (http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=141), and the Master Guide (http://www.biabrewer.info/viewforum.php?f=25). Then download a biabacus file and start exploring and experimenting, read the Clear Brewing Terminology thread (http...
by Streamer
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Paivers, welcome to the forum! 40 years is pretty impressive. Glad you found Biabrewer, this is a great site, full of information and people willing to share.
by Streamer
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Jathon0815 - welcome! You're right, this site is gold. There's a wealth of information here, and since you've been brewing for a few years you'll probably find yourself going down a few rabbit holes exploring posts about different aspects of BIAB and brewing in general.
by Streamer
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Twindog13, welcome to the forum! Glad to hear you've downloaded and are working the Biabacus with success. Keep delving into the site, there are so many topics and good information on brewing in general and BIAB in particular written by some very knowledgeable people. Good luck! One other thing, do ...
by Streamer
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hey Wilbur, welcome to the forum. BIAB brewing is an excellent and simpler method of AG brewing vs the more traditional multi-vessel method. I think you'll have fun and probably even learn a lot!
by Streamer
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 915
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Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

Excellent information on controlling the boil ShorePoints, Thanks!
by Streamer
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 915
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Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

RE the "roiling boil" in the last picture. A couple of thoughts. It's hard to tell from the photo if the water is really boiling vigorously enough, I think this is something you'll have to experiment with to get adequate boil off. If I'm looking at the set up right it appears the liquid is only abou...
by Streamer
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Wow, Keith, Matt, Cayslayer and Solitude - welcome to the forums! Great to have so many new members all at once! This site is a rabbit hole, you can spend so many hours exploring and learning, getting so much information about all grain in general and BIAB specifically. Do read the Clear Brewing Ter...
by Streamer
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi Mitch from St. Louis - welcome to the forum! BIAB is indeed a good way to shift from extract, and with 8 years of brewing you've got some good processes in place. Read through Clear Brewing Terminology here http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 as it really helps to get concise answers w...
by Streamer
1 month ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Belgian Pale Ale. What do experts think?
Replies: 5
Views: 405
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Re: Belgian Pale Ale. What do experts think?

I've been lurking in the background because I couldn't figure out why your second hop addition had 0 as the amount of hops to add. It finally hit me that you've input the addition of these flavor hops at 60 minutes, same as your bittering hops. If you change the "Min" of your second hop addition (se...
by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Jokes, Forwards & Humourous Links
Replies: 98
Views: 38400
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Re: Jokes, Forwards & Humourous Links

Hope this shows up
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by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I think I am ready
Replies: 4
Views: 391
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Re: I think I am ready

Hey Fat I agree with Shorepoint's suggestion that you use a tried and true Biabacus recipe for your first BIAB brew. The one he suggests is the one I (and many others) started out with, with good reason: it's already filled out (modify for your kettle size and desired VIF) , there's a methodology to...
by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Thomasgoffe, welcome to the forum! Listening is good, but asking questions is good too. Roggenbier is an interesting selection for your first BIAB beer - have you brewed this before? Keep the forum posted on how it turns out.
by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 4
Views: 641
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Well, I did go for it and bottled a few weeks ago. I didn't rack into a secondary. I let the beer sit on all the trub for about 3 weeks while fermentation finished, then bottled. The beer conditioned in the bottle for 3 weeks and then I cracked a bottle. The result was a nicely bittered beer, with n...
by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Possum55 - once I started using the Biabacus I realized how cumbersome the English measurement method is. Up until recently I was still measuring the total water needed in gallons, but I've started just measuring the head space in the kettle (in inches - I don't have a metric ruler). Anyway, give it...
by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi Staffan, glad you found the site. At 15 brews you're probably getting it down pretty good, but there's always a lot to learn!
by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: 2nd Round of IBU Testing Results (6 Beers...)
Replies: 6
Views: 1080
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Re: 2nd Round of IBU Testing Results (6 Beers...)

Well that's an interesting bit of information. Your adjustment spreadsheet seems soundly based, but after testing your results didn't match your expectations - such is the experimental process. Thank you for running this experiment and posting your results! It seems there are a lot of variables - pe...
by Streamer
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916684
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum Luisito. There are quite a few small batch brewers here - do a search for Mini BIAB to start. Be sure to read Clear Brewing Terminology and then start diving in (http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685). This site is a deep well of knowledge on brewing.
by Streamer
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 2277
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Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Okram, it's been fun and informative following this thread. Thank you for posting - I've learned quite a bit
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