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by ShorePoints
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.

Clackers - also see http://biabrewer.info/viewforum.php?f=50 the Chilling section of the Forum. It includes the thread mentioned by Streamer and has even more info. There are some who avoid putting hot liquids in plastic of any kind and there are those who do it all the time. It's your choice. I hav...
by ShorePoints
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 cannot argue with Streamer. :peace: However, I have a 30.17 Liter (10 gal) kettle and get 19 L into bottles at packaging. I just bottled 19.2 L (close to 5 gal VIP) of a honey amber that did involve 3L (less than 1 gal) of water held back for a sparge in Section W of the BIABacus, and about 2 poun...
by ShorePoints
1 week 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.

Waiting for beer, the hardest part of the home brewing process. Taking samples earlier than they are bound to be ready just wastes future good stuff, but sometimes the temptation is too much. Only when you have enough inventory does it get easier to leave the recently packaged batch alone.
by ShorePoints
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Greetings to Luke, centaur25 and DNKDUKE. No matter how you found this site, you have indeed discovered a wealth of information. We all share a fascination for the brewing process and have selected a simple way to achieve good beer through BIAB. As for no-chill, all brewers pay for heat and commerci...
by ShorePoints
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome aboard, s0355495. See http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 for both the BIABacus and the recipe for NRB's all amarillo ale. It makes a good beer (I tried it :drink: ) and you can scale it to your own equipment via the BIABacus. Give the spreadsheet a try and post questions and ...
by ShorePoints
3 weeks ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: 0 Minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 208
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Re: 0 Minutes

Philip321 - This is a great topic to bring up, thanks. The answer to your question is another question: How long do you want your final hops addition to experience wort temperatures above about 75 ºC (167 ºF)? The rate of isomerization to bitterness becomes negligible below 75 ºC. The BIABacus does ...
by ShorePoints
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault
Replies: 5
Views: 240
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Re: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault

That's the idea, turn an Oops into a Eureka! Can you do it again? Home brewing presents lots of opportunities for surprises but they certainly aren't all going to be desirable outcomes. You have hit upon a combination of conditions that gives a good beer - due to some oxidation with or without strai...
by ShorePoints
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault
Replies: 5
Views: 240
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Re: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault

Welcome back PP! We missed you. Just to get the conversation started: Diacetyl = two acetyl groups (duh!) and in more technical nomenclature, it is 2,3-butanedione. That's two ketone carbonyls side-by-side in the middle of a chain of four carbons. Therefore it must be an oxidation product and gets a...
by ShorePoints
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.

AdeDunn - It is not the speed of stirring, but the thorough turn-over that gets al of the grist loose and in contact with the hot water. I get my stirrer to the bottom of the bag of grains and gently lift the solids towards the top. After 5 or so repeats, it is time to check the temperature, heat wh...
by ShorePoints
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.

Streamer is right in questioning the "rolling boil" in the pic. The dictionary isn't a help in this case, ask an experienced cook. The surface of the liquid has to really move around, not just bubble. As for kettle volume maxing out at the start of the boil, you might be OK, depending on what's in t...
by ShorePoints
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?

Juan, I do not know what experts think, but I noticed that your late hops addition says zero grams in the "What you will use" column. The late addition of Kent Golding hops is supposed to add hop flavor (and perhaps a bit of aroma in the beer), so it could be changed to approximately 5 or 6 gms. Eve...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum Jonny from Hampton, NB and Roger BMWfan from Minnesota, and also to Wes pancakes from Ohio. This is the place for brewers who have made a few batches as well as those who have brewed for 15 years, where BIAB information helps all of us make better (and easier!) All Grain beer. B...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome, Robert! You have come to the right place for learning to brew in a simpler fashion. Keep researching and you will find that with BIAB you can spend less money; have less equipment to handle and clean; store it in less space; have shorter brew days and still make great beer. Look back a few ...
by ShorePoints
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

fat watts. Here you go: http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 That's a link to where you can get the BIABacus already filled in with a good recipe for what you are seeking. You can enter your own kettle dimensions and adjust the VIF. If you alter the Target IBUs you can make things more or ...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
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Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Fret not if you already have your kettle. You can still make beer with whatever the scale limitations may be. Indoor Brewers (stovetop) may not have enough space above a taller kettle to lift the bag. Even with a great stove hood (exhaust fan), the evaporation from a larger batch in a big kettle can...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Possum55 - a patient lift crane? I bet that's a first among methods to lift a wet grain bag. Engine hoists, ladders and scaffolds, tall tripods, overhead beams/ceilings maybe, but I had not heard of using a patient lift! :salute: In the latest version of the BIABacus there is a tab along the bottom ...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome, possum 55. You are really going into all grain in a big way with a 20 gallon kettle. Do try the BIABacus with your new kettle dimensions. I trust that you have a bag that fits your kettle with the best thread count, and that you can lift it when full of wet grains. Read lots of things on th...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: Yeast Starter.
Replies: 2
Views: 393
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Re: Yeast Starter.

The short answer is yes, you can use sterilized water directly. The caveat is that you must have confidence that it is truly sterilized water. Certain other assumptions must be made - like the Diastatic Malt Extract (DME) and all that it touches are clean of potential problems (including scoops & st...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Writing guides
Replies: 9
Views: 934
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Re: Writing guides

Hey, there is previous history of guides: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2223 edited to fix link thanks to inconceivable's post below. and a pdf link in this thread, too. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3647&p=53895&hilit=2223#p53895 What do we do to use what has been done and add what is new to ...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome welktickler - interesting moniker you’ve got there. As a newbie, please read up on Clear Brewing Terminology so that we can communicate with fewer problems. http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 After you have invested time and money in choosing equipment (and you can ask questions ...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello to rich, rmajor55 and Hubrock. Rich, read lots of the forum, you have found a firehose of BIAB information where you can ask questions, too. Your post sounds like an advertisement for BIAB! Major55 - Northern Alberta should provide lager temperatures for your needs! Again, read lots and ask, i...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Great post aplund, and welcome aboard. Your experience is not uncommon in terms of how home brewers want to brew better beer by going to all grain. Now that you have found this forum you can make the leap and ask questions. There’s plenty to talk to even kids about the history of brewing and grains ...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1924
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Correct! Have a Maximus Super on me.
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1924
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Yeah, that's it, an undergrad chemistry experiment (or two). :ugeek: A contact was part of the family that owned the brewwery. He would graciously supply us with tickets to be exchanged for beers at the completion of the tour. How fast could we run through the tour to get to the bar? Pretty fast. In...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8387
Views: 916875
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome, fewbrew! Your AG brewing mate is correct, this is a great place.

Please check out the Clear Brewing Terminology page and get the BIABacus; read a lot and then ask questions.

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