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by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: ¡!Libby's pumpkin in a can=concerning brew situation!¡
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Have a look through this post here . It looks like it gets retained here, but as laserghost said, I am sure it will be fine. Mally, I'm honored that you would link to my thread regarding my very first BIAB, All-Grain, No-Chill attempt. I still have a couple bottles of that Pumpkin Ale around. It's ...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Fine vs Coarse mesh for bag - Revisit topic.
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

Bob, Thanks for the information. I'll intersperse my comments. I appreciate the "passion" behind your recommendations. BTW, I had noticed in Todd's (thughes) signature a little "WWBBD". I've wondered if that means "what would bobbrews do?" Coarse bags are a no-no. Swiss voile (shear drapery material...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Fine vs Coarse mesh for bag - Revisit topic.
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

Fine vs Coarse mesh for bag - Revisit topic.

My reason for revisiting the question about mesh is to provide an easy-to-find thread for other new BIABers to find the answer to how important it might be to use a fine mesh bag vs a coarser one. (I decided to ask my question first followed by all my rambling justifications for those who prefer to ...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Mash Temperature & Volume adjustments for 3 Vessel to BIAB
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Keith, Your question is right on, I think..... <snip> Mashing as low as 140F/60C Will give to a Bone dry beer, and as high as 158F/70C will yield a thick sweet wort. . . . Your Comment of 149F/65C is on the dry side, is far from the dryest you can go, mashing at 152F/67C yields the highest effiency...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Mash Temperature & Volume adjustments for 3 Vessel to BIAB
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Mash Temperature & Volume adjustments for 3 Vessel to BIAB

I apologize for the length of this, but I feel like I need to explain the background for my question. Prior to performing my first BIAB, I posed the question about possible grain bill adjustments when brewing a typical beer recipe by BIAB as opposed to traditional 3-vessel. That question was based u...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Documenting my build, PID and electric pot
Replies: 11
Views: 9997

When I tryed the Re-circ, I still had a cake rack to keep the bag off the bottom, so no scorching. But, I gave it up, since the flow rate was slow and the tubing and pump lost 2-3F, so the heat needed to run forever. I now, use a string/rope the lift the center of the bag, up from bottom, and let i...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Documenting my build
Replies: 89
Views: 47694

I wonder if a twin tub washing machine could be adapted, or parts of one used. They have all kinds of pumps, agitators and heating elements in them. Spin the bag of grains in the second spinning tub to extract all of the wort. Braumeister wouldn’t stand a chance against such a fine machine. ...or a...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Documenting my build
Replies: 89
Views: 47694

I wonder if a twin tub washing machine could be adapted, or parts of one used. They have all kinds of pumps, agitators and heating elements in them. Spin the bag of grains in the second spinning tub to extract all of the wort. Braumeister wouldn’t stand a chance against such a fine machine. Somethi...
by kzimmer0817
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Documenting my build
Replies: 89
Views: 47694

One thing to consider: when you recirculate during the mash you are actually chilling the wort by constantly removing a portion of it from the large thermal mass and exposing it to the much colder ambient external air temperature. In other words, your recirculation pump and plumbing actually act as...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: My first all-grain, BIAB, and no-chill
Replies: 19
Views: 7720

I saw a pic of that thermometer boat trick somewhere on this forum (Yeasty? BeachBum?) We'll eventually get the right people credited with for their ideas. Sort of like crediting someone for information you obtained from an article you read, then finding that the author was actually quoting someone...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: My first all-grain, BIAB, and no-chill
Replies: 19
Views: 7720

nice idea with the lid and thermometer ! going to borrow that idea thughes suggested that idea to me. I had asked another BIABrewer on whose brewday thread I had seen a digital thermometer being used, and he simply clipped the cable to the side of the kettle during mash. My probe is "L" shaped, and...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: My first all-grain, BIAB, and no-chill
Replies: 19
Views: 7720

Here are photos of the brew. Pumpkin on pan ready for baking: http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj627/kzimmer0817/Brew%20Stuff/First%20BIAB/Pumpkinreadytobake_zps7eda16cf.jpg Pumpkin after baking: http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj627/kzimmer0817/Brew%20Stuff/First%20BIAB/Pumpkinafterbaking_zp...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: My first all-grain, BIAB, and no-chill
Replies: 19
Views: 7720

My first all-grain, BIAB, and no-chill

Now 5 months after I bottled my 4th brew - the Smashing Pumpkin Ale kit from Northern Brewer, I finally brewed and decided to go all out: 1. I brewed Reno eNVy's Punkin ale found on the following Homebrewtalk thread. It's not a beginner recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/punkin-ale-145060/ 2. I...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

Thanks PP and Todd. I did receive a response on the Punkin Ale thread where someone said that they NCed and made no adjustments and it turned out fine. I think I'm going to leave it alone. I'll let you know how it turns out. Of course, all I'll be able to do is say that the beer tasted good or not. ...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

Hi there kzimmer - great question :thumbs:, I'm going to try and give an answer from a different point of view. Here's the short answer... PP, This sounds like some of the medical explanations I've heard at meetings. "It all depends . . . " I think it's a big secret; some people know the answers bu...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

Joshua,
Thanks for the explanation. I've posted the question to the very long thread about the particular recipe. So far, no helpful replies. I'm thinking that the hops aren't quite as important in the Pumpkin Ale.
Thanks,
Keith
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

Joshua, Thanks for the input. I'm having a little difficulty understanding your statement. In the thread that I referenced, some pages later there was a discussion of IBU conversions for moving the hops. Anyway, for my practical example, the Punkin Ale I want to brew using BIAB and no-chill calls fo...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

Keith, if you have not read our topic on "why no-chill" check viewtopic.php?f=50&t=252 Joshua, Thanks, but that thread had no useful information in it other than guys saying "why" they NC. Actually, now that I look more carefully at the thread, the last message is one by you linking to the No-Chill...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

Hee hee. There's a doctor joke in there somewhere (_x_). I figured that I would ask the question to the guys who do BIAB only. It seems that many of them do no-chill as well, so I thought this might be a better forum to pose the question. Thanks. Now I just need to coordinate the brewday with my son.
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Strike Water Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

Thanks, Todd. The comment was made by a few brewers on that thread about their fermenters still bubbling even when they reach the target F.G. They say, "I mashed a bit low". I'm taking that to mean that mashing too low caused a greater amount of fermentables to be present. The O.P. called for a mash...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

No-Chill Hop Schedule

As I mentioned on another thread, I hope to do my first BIAB brew within the next 2 weeks. I plan to go all out and brew a Pumpkin Ale recipe I found on the HBT Forum: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/punkin-ale-145060/ . There has been a good bit of discussion of No-Chill on the HBT Forum, and a sug...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Strike Water Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

Strike Water Temperature

I'm hoping to do my first BIAB within the next week or two. I plan to do a Pumpkin Ale from the HBT Forum: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/punkin-ale-145060/ . I remember many months ago while studying about BIAB that there was a formula for calculating the temp of the strike water that was dependen...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Converter Question
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Thanks for replying. I had been wondering if "I" had made changes in my computer that were interfering with it.
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Converter Question
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Converter Question

For some reason, I can no longer get the Units Converter to work. I remember reading about it after first joining, and was using it so that I could follow many of the volume discussions in quarts/gallons/etc. I "think" I was using Mozilla Firefox as my browser at the time. I've used McAfee Internet ...
by kzimmer0817
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Calculator Question
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Calculator Question

I hope to brew my first BIAB (after 4 extract + steeping grains) brews - I know, I said that about a year ago when I first joined this forum. Things have been busy and hectic. The weather should cool down a bit pretty soon. Someone, I belive Stux, put an incredible amount of energy into developing t...

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