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by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Saison
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Brendandrage, my only suggestion would be to mash at a low temp. You mention 150 - 156. 156 is certainly too high. I've mashed a saison at 149ish before. Might be good to extend the mash time to 90min to compensate for the lower temp. Have fun.
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Help with Simple eBIAB Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 5301

mally pointed out a setup that I've been considering (two separate 120V elements). That's a nice option because, like he's said, you don't need a controller. Someone on this forum (don't remember the thread) linked to a DIY kit that has the components for a simple controller. I can't testify to its ...
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Help with Simple eBIAB Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 5301

I would agree with that todd, especially when compared to a propane burner setup. Nothing is as simple as that (well maybe a stove top). I think the complexity pays for itself when it comes time to refill a propane tank, though.
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Help with Simple eBIAB Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 5301

Trout, the guys at highgravity will provide the kettle with the holes?
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Help with Simple eBIAB Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 5301

:) Thanks guys. joshua, I was reading that thread earlier. I might give it a shot, we'll see. Bob, the link isn't working, but I assume you're talking about the ~$1000 eBIAB set up, or one of their control boxes? If so, you're right, it isn't simple and isn't really that cheap. They also have a simp...
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Help with Simple eBIAB Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 5301

Help with Simple eBIAB Setup

I'm moving to a new house in a couple of weeks and I'm interested in building a SIMPLE eBIAB kettle. By "simple" I mean: 1) No pumps 2) No PID controller 3) Variable (turn knob) power controller My goal is to replace the beautiful simplicity of a propane burner/kettle (without spigots)/bag with heat...
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Clearer preboil wort
Replies: 28
Views: 8156

If you're considering water adjustments, I would definitely recommend a pH meter or at the very least pH strips. How much acid you add is dependent upon your starting water and also your grain bill so you simply cannot listen to others suggestions. The only to know if you've added the correct amont ...
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Clearer preboil wort
Replies: 28
Views: 8156

Thanks. That calculator is useful. Will play around and post a profile. The dealer i buy from has something called ph 5.2 stabilizer. That stuff useful? Not sure what it will do for the final flavour? Not only ph important. Taste of the water also a biggie:grin: I've never heard many good things ab...
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Understanding Attenuation - White Labs 007
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

[EDIT: Never noticed this before but on a wide screen, this post looks like a series of single sentences. I hope all my posts don't look like that :dunno:.] Hi there lonetexan :peace:, Great post! I'm hoping a mod will change the topic title to something like, "Understanding Attenuation - White Lab...
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Clearer preboil wort
Replies: 28
Views: 8156

Yes, higher alkalinity is needed for darker beers, BUT his alkalinity is very high.
by BrickBrewHaus
4 years ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Clearer preboil wort
Replies: 28
Views: 8156

JD, your alkalinity is pretty high and is almost certainly causing your mash pH to be high as well. High alkalinity in full volume mashing exacerbates an already problematic mash pH. But its easy to deal with... If you take a look at a post of mine, I talk about mash pH with different water composit...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: 50 L vs 45L
Replies: 22
Views: 4243

The final volume difference for a given OG may not be that big of a difference, but did you look into the difference in allowable grain bills? 5L might (or might not) be of importance to you. The BIABacus has an excellent calculator for estimating how full your kettle will be during the mash for you...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Free Range Mash Experiment
Replies: 77
Views: 16277

I tend to agree with PP that this would be a very difficult thing to experiment with, especially on the quantitative things such as gravity/efficiency. I say this because my intuition tells me that the temperature drop for a normal 5gal batch under normal ambient conditions is small enough that you ...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Aeration & Oxidisation
Replies: 21
Views: 3963

We always talk about oxidisation and not splashing the wort around when filling kegs/bottles, there's also hot side aeration talk and all sorts of rumours etc about this. Hot side aeration and post-fermentation oxidation are two separate things that have roughly the same name attached to them. Bobs...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Documenting my build, PID and electric pot
Replies: 11
Views: 10012

Regarding the PID I was really hoping on using it to keep the temp during mash as well, with the occasional stirring of course. Is that wishful thinking? I like not having the pot insulated (shiny, easy cleaning :) ) and I like the idea of having the PID controlling the temp, maybe this means I wil...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Documenting my build, PID and electric pot
Replies: 11
Views: 10012

What's your plan regarding volume into fermenter, mashing, etc? Are you planning ~10L batches because 25L is pretty small for ~20L batches. And the PID will be used to bring the water up to strike temps then shut off (or only turned on when you can stir) for the mash? Sorry if this sounds critical (...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Documenting my build, PID and electric pot
Replies: 11
Views: 10012

Very elegant control box, looks nice. 1) How powerful is your heating element? 2) How big is your kettle? 3) What are the three switches for? 4) Seems like everyone that builds an electric system incorporates a pump for recirc, I don't see one for yours. Any particular reason (not that I think its w...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: BIAB MLT hybrid
Replies: 18
Views: 6007

Traditional BIAB is great - but in Nova Scotia it gets pretty cold and makes it hard to maintain temps. If it wasn't for that I'd still be doing the traditional method. Agree completely about difficulty in maintaining temps in cold weather. I would much prefer to hit mash temps and forget about it ...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: BIAB MLT hybrid
Replies: 18
Views: 6007

Well I think its a nice alternative to traditional BIAB (I'm a little biased and think the traditional route is the way to go :P ). I ask because my dad wants to switch from BIAB to a 3V system with a cooler mash tun. He wants to switch because of an incident we had last year where his bag was scorc...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: BIAB MLT hybrid
Replies: 18
Views: 6007

Nice video jimmy.

One question...What's the purpose of the 90deg fitting on the inside of your mash tun? To prevent the bag from clogging the outlet?
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: BIAB Electric Brewing System from HighGravity.com
Replies: 36
Views: 16117

Is this what you're talking about?
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Schneider Weisse yeast harvesting
Replies: 14
Views: 4500

Great picture tutorial mally. Well done!

This has inspired me to give it a shot.
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Double mashing - for a barleywine
Replies: 18
Views: 6167

Very cool. I'll certainly keep this in mind for future high gravity beers.
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Double mashing - for a barleywine
Replies: 18
Views: 6167

Certainly sounds interesting and I'd be VERY interested to hear the results... A couple of possible concerns/comments 1) Mashing at 145 is pretty low and 30min is pretty short. I've seen recipes that call for low mash temps (which are actually higher than 145) and recommend a longer mash time to com...
by BrickBrewHaus
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First Brew
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Great work DB! Hope everything went smoothly.

Out of curiosity, what beer did you brew?

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