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by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Ha! I was wondering whether you had any affiliation with the Nikobrew shop .. I just figured a coincidence ;) Anyway, I guess you have to see yourself about that pdf ;) Yup I'm niko of nikobrew.com :) I don't sell grain online though, too much $ to ship, though I get bags of it in for my local peeps.
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Well, if you use BeerSmith, you can download some bsm files which contain the general numbers for Weyermann. http://www.beersmith.com/support.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (right side on the page) Usually the numbers vary between seasons tho, and the best place to get the actua...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

I find it best to use the numbers supplied by the malt manufacturer to get accurate numbers for my efficiency (I put them all in my brewing program). That's what I was trying to do but for some reason I can't find the numbers for weyermann munich :( Did you find that anywhere? Even on weyemermann's...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

K I found a site with some info John Palmer averaged from several sources I'm sure it varies a little bit by maltster..
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Well, according to some rough calculations, 100% efficiency is: ( 7 * 33 ) / 4 = 57.75 ==> OG of 1.058 You got OG of 1.048 which means: 48 / 58 = 82.7% efficiency http://hbd.org/uchima/tech/efficiency.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I assume you get 33 points per lb per gallon f...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Niko, did you ferment in the cornie? i really recommend re hydrating the dry yeast. let us know how the bee turns out. BTW, the link to the recipe seems to be broken, can you re post it? I did not rehydrate, fermenting in the cornie, and I think there's something wrong with the recipe site now but ...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Niko, did you ferment in the cornie? i really recommend re hydrating the dry yeast. let us know how the bee turns out. BTW, the link to the recipe seems to be broken, can you re post it? I did not rehydrate, fermenting in the cornie, and I think there's something wrong with the recipe site now but ...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

I pitched a pack of 05 yeast straight in dry tuesday evening, it's gone from 1.070 to 1.014 per the refract. I'll dissolve a little sugar in water add it tomorrow :)
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: anti-foam agent do you use one?
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

I just started using fermcap two brews ago and it's great. I used to always have to worry about boilover especially when I'd add a bunch of hops. Since I'm trying to maximize by kettlespace now with BIAB it allows me to use my turkey fryer pot with 3gal(ish) brews.
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: several questions - checking mash temp and some others
Replies: 30
Views: 5929

I went with 90 minutes because I couldn't check it easily as I had no valve on the kettle and I could grab samples from different spots in my mash but it would've been inaccurate. Checking temp was as difficult as I had assumed. I used one of the long stemmed thermometers clipped to the side of the ...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Timewise it was about the same. Next time I also won't use as many pieces of equipment (dishes lol) as I got a colander out to try to drain some extra wort out of the bag of grain, got a tiiiny amount hardly worth the time. All in all it was great. I don't foresee using BIAB for larger volumes than ...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

all done right at 4 hours from dough in to sealed cornie, will pitch tomorrow. Brewmate says 74% not including the candi syrup
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Well, according to some rough calculations, 100% efficiency is: ( 7 * 33 ) / 4 = 57.75 ==> OG of 1.058 You got OG of 1.048 which means: 48 / 58 = 82.7% efficiency http://hbd.org/uchima/tech/efficiency.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I assume you get 33 points per lb per gallon f...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Wait a sec..maybe my efficiency is 72.. with 7lb munich and 4gal at 1.048 thats 72%! right?
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Just got the baby up, we'll see how this goes :P Luckily I'm not getting drunk while I'm brewing - I think thats the main key to a smooth brewday :P
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Oh and thats the brix without the candi sugar, of course that will be higher efficiency so Im not counting that right now, that will be at flameout anyway.
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

So the boil just started I've got about 4 gal and only 12 plato :( That's like 54% efficiency :( The grain bag is draining over a colander now in another pot, and I'm heating up some water to pour through it. Yes I know this is technically sparging, I'm not married to any method I just want to see i...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Oh and as for mash times I'll just do the full 90 I don't have a good way of getting a read during the mash as anything I read will be the wort right next to the grain as this kettle doesn't have a valve on it to draw from. Whateva, its all good :P
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Howdy Niko... I love seeing "live" posts :). Read this thread now! Keep us posted ;) , PP I'd read that thread but I'm too busy relaxing lol. Actually I'm wearing a wireless baby monitor and after stirring the mash and killing the flame I came inside to find out the monitor wasn't on the right sett...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

It's 40 degrees F out right now and trying to keep mash temp in the range is difficult without heat, so I've got the burner on low which is working well. I have my old mlt made from a cooler as the lid of my kettle :P Usin a 7 1/2 gallon aluminum turkey fryer pot. I just read that I need to keep sti...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Doing my first BIAB right NOW!
Replies: 25
Views: 5727

Doing my first BIAB right NOW!

:) Here's the recipe, I'll add the cane sugar during the ferment and the candi syrup at flame out. Will do a no chill, so I'll be pushing all these hop additions up 20 minutes. I really don't care how the IBU's land, just looking for tastiness not style. Mash temp I'm shooting for anywhere from 150-...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: topping off the kettle
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

If you are worried about the space needed, take a look at the Green Bay Rackers calculator page . To be more specific, you should take a look at the 'Can I mash it?' calculator. The calculator needs the total weight of the grain bill and the mash thickness. Given that you need 3 gallons post boil, ...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: topping off the kettle
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

topping off the kettle

I'm sure this has been asked somewhere I just can't find it :P I'm using a 7.5 gal turkey fryer pot and with 7lb grain and only going for about 3 gal post boil, and I don't know if I'll be able to put my full volume in the kettle at once. I know there will be some different calculations to make of c...
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: several questions - checking mash temp and some others
Replies: 30
Views: 5929

Will do, PP. Strangely enough I have the equip for two identical systems. Two converted kegs, and I have four of the same bags. Not sure if I'll be doing a side by side with my first brew, though "two rigs" is really just two kettles and identical bags as that's all the biab equipment needed :P
by Nikobrew
7 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: several questions - checking mash temp and some others
Replies: 30
Views: 5929

I believe it wouldn't matter without Irish moss. I used to use fining agents every brew, but gave them up after a while, I have found absolutely no difference in the final quality of my beers. Others may argue otherwise, I can only speak for myself. Quality aside, if it's not a dark beer I do like ...

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