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by LI Mike D
11 months ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Stone Pale Ale
Replies: 6
Views: 842
United States of America

Re: Stone Pale Ale

I am very curious about this.       It's very interesting how and why they get to 75% attenuation Starting Gravity of 1.057 and FG of 1.014 are  within an APA style.  APA's are supposed to feature a slight sweetness but not as much caramel of British pale ales.    The 13% Crystal malts will accounte...
by LI Mike D
11 months ago
Forum: Kegging
Topic: MINI BIAB Kegerator Journey Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 713
United States of America

Re: MINI BIAB Kegerator Journey Thread

v2W0ouhDSpQ Magic Chef 2.2 cu in mini fridge I repossessed from my son's dorm room.  2.5 gal Torpedo Keg  (I have 2 of them, plus a 1 gal Cannonball min keg for small batches and travel).  5lb CO2 tank,   2.5 in Kedgo tower faucet tap.   2" computer fan in a project box to blow cold air into the to...
by LI Mike D
11 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8390
Views: 931068
United States of America

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

Nice to see decent activity with New Members.   Mike in Buffalo -    UB Alum here! I went there right after Carter signed the homebrew laws so we used to make the trip up to Canada to get "Real Beer"  as there was only so much "genny"  one could drink.  :lol: Many a trunk full of Molson Brador cross...
by LI Mike D
11 months ago
Forum: Kegging
Topic: MINI BIAB Kegerator Journey Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 713
United States of America

Re: MINI BIAB Kegerator Journey Thread

Well,  I ordered two  2.5 gal Torpedo kegs today as I plan to be brewing 2 and 2.5 gallons at a time now.   One keg being on tap while the second conditioning.  Ideally,   I would like to have the second keg hooked up to the CO2 with a double body regulator in the fridge and let it condition and com...
by LI Mike D
11 months ago
Forum: Kegging
Topic: MINI BIAB Kegerator Journey Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 713
United States of America

MINI BIAB Kegerator Journey Thread

I'm taking the next step in Mini-BAIB with a DIY Kegerator.  My son returned from college and I immediately took possession of his unwanted magic chef mini refrigerator  2.6 cu ft.   I removed the door panel and replaced it with self adhesive 1/8" foil lined insulation and foil tape (mainly to clean...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: How to use all-grain kit with BIABacus?
Replies: 22
Views: 3346
United States of America

Re: How to use all-grain kit with BIABacus?

Mad_Scientist wrote:Steve's screenshot has nothing to do with the kit (he linked), the kit's OG range is 1.070 - 1.074.
I can sleep peacefully now.   Thank you  
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8390
Views: 931068
United States of America

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

Hi Janberto, MS beat me to it, but welcome aboard. You have found the best source for info on Biab. As far as no-sparge, that is sort of dependant on your definition of a 'sparge'. Around here we say full volume Biab is technically a passive sparge, since your grain is being mashed in the full volu...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: How to use all-grain kit with BIABacus?
Replies: 22
Views: 3346
United States of America

Re: How to use all-grain kit with BIABacus?

I'm predicting the mash at 11.68 gallons, you can withhold what you need, just a slightly thicker mash.  With the high amount of hops on this one, I'm setting the OG to 1.070 to get you the most amount of wort to work with, as you will lose about 1/2 gallon due to wort retained by hops. Just let us...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Old Grain New Brew
Replies: 2
Views: 2251
United States of America

any update on the "Mild Brown Otter" revamped recipe? I am curious as to how those four specialty malts work with the Marris in a low ABV brew,
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus
Replies: 10
Views: 3005
United States of America

Thank you mass scientist. I bottled today, full 10 bottles plus some flat beer for the cook. final gravity was 1.012 with an ABV of 5.4, close enough for me. No obvious off flavors and nice light amber color. Looking forward to opening bottle. Brewing an American Smoked Stout today
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8390
Views: 931068
United States of America

Good evening from amongst the wildfires of Western NC. I've been extract brewing for a year & after 6 brews (all drinkable), have contemplated moving to all grain. Space is a consideration along with the addl investment required of a 3 vessel system, so I'm going to try BIAB. I'm brewing with a gas...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 377
Views: 168294
United States of America

LI Mike D, is that directly from a downloaded empty file or a saved file on your Mac? Remember to always save the BIABacus files with the .xls extension on the filename every time from a working copy (especially on a Mac). I do not think adding the .xls to a messed up one without the .xls is trustw...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 377
Views: 168294
United States of America

Anyone else having an issue using the current version on Microsoft Excel for Mac v 15.15 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.1
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by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus
Replies: 10
Views: 3005
United States of America

Mad Scientist, thank you for pointing me in the right direction in BIABacus and how to use section O for this solution. I'm coming up with 260g as well. Considerably much easier than the math gymnastics I was doing. I presume the difference has to do with some assumptions about DME. Lets see. I will...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus
Replies: 10
Views: 3005
United States of America

I think I got it
I want to raise 4 liters by 16 pts
DME will has about (1.046) 46 pts per gal per pound = .34 lbs = 154 grams of DME

for the 1/2 liter of water 58 pts = 1.2 lb per gal or 544 g x .132 (1/2 liter) = 71

= 225g boiled in 1/2 liter
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus
Replies: 10
Views: 3005
United States of America

My efficiency is was off, and my question is should I add some boiled and cooled off DME to fix this recipe. My gravity is measured using a brix refractometer and not a hydrometer. Type/EST/ACT EIB/85.3/62.1 EAW/85.3/70.5 EIF/76.9/63.1 GIB/1.032/1.024 GAW/1.058/1.042 My prime suspect is my measured ...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus
Replies: 10
Views: 3005
United States of America

Update: Questions about Mash Efficiency and Corrections: Here is my latest attempt at the Amarillo APA 1 gal brew: BIABacus Pre-Release 1.3T RECIPE REPORT BIAB Recipe Designer, Calculator and Scaler. (Please visit http://www.biabrewer.info" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for the lates...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus
Replies: 10
Views: 3005
United States of America

Use this one. I just changed in Section B. BIABacus PR1.3T - American Pale Ale - NRB%27s All Amarillo APA - Batch A0.xls My recall is that the % percent sign is not allowed or after it has been saved the file can not be modified in those fields again. The calculator is no longer used. MS The error ...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus
Replies: 10
Views: 3005
United States of America

Scaling Amarillo APA to 1 gal using BIABacus

My first attempt an using BIABacus scaling down the Amarillo APA recipe to 1 gal into the primary. FWIW, I kept getting an error message using the template on Excel for Mac v 15.15. I was able to use an existing file from the site and zero's out the entries (I hope). One of my main concerns is that ...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Stove-top BIAB (also known as Mini-BIAB)
Topic: Mini-Bag: Final Volume Question, Strike Temp & Boil Time
Replies: 5
Views: 2027
United States of America

^^^ That did help, thank you. Perfect
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Stove-top BIAB (also known as Mini-BIAB)
Topic: Mini-Bag: Final Volume Question, Strike Temp & Boil Time
Replies: 5
Views: 2027
United States of America

Mini-Bag: Final Volume Question, Strike Temp & Boil Time

A few quick questions. I made the Amarillio APA yesterday scaled to a 1 gal final volume (including trub). I brew in a 3 gal Target Tamale pot. The calculator scaled down to 9+ liters, but my pot maxes out at 8 liters/quarts. So I ended up 1 liter/quart short. 1. The recipe calls for a 90 minute boi...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Replacing some base malt with DME for a BIG Beer
Replies: 12
Views: 2875
United States of America

aamcle, I've never done a beer that big but I have seem mention of others using DME to reduce the grain bill and raise the OG. My thoughts would be to use as much grain as you possibly can and DME for the remainder. Hopefully someone with some experience in this area will jump in shortly, ---Todd I...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Hop Sock
Replies: 17
Views: 5447
United States of America

for small batch BIAB, aquarium media bags are convenient, they come in different sizes to match your use and big box pet stores as well as aquarium shops carry them.
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: Stove-top BIAB (also known as Mini-BIAB)
Topic: asking small batch brewers, how do you save money on yeast?
Replies: 10
Views: 6759
United States of America

I use dry yeast, a new packet for each batch that I do, which is usually a 2-2.5 Gal batch. Dry yeast is pretty inexpensive but most importantly, I can accurately measure dry yeast for the correct pitching rates. I tape up the packet of unused dry yeast and put it in the fridge. I just brewed my th...
by LI Mike D
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Second BIAB, think I've blown this one
Replies: 8
Views: 2177
United States of America

No need to ditch it as it most likely will taste good and have the essence of the notes and flavors you were seeking (albeit not quite the same). Some brewers do what you did on purpose to brew low alcohol beers with minimal loss of flavor. If my calculator is correct you have 4.59% ABV, which is mo...

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