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by ShorePoints
21 hours ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault
Replies: 2
Views: 59
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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 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 538
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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
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 538
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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: 306
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I think I am ready
Replies: 4
Views: 297
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
2 months ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: Yeast Starter.
Replies: 2
Views: 322
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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
2 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Writing guides
Replies: 9
Views: 769
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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
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1612
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Correct! Have a Maximus Super on me.
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1612
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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
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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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.
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1612
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Thanks for the LODO article link, MS. :salute: It has not changed my position that home brewers should not worry about oxygen levels as long as they don’t actively do things that introduce additional air to their brewing process. :peace: Based on the articles about LODO and sodium meta bisulfite wit...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 4
Views: 555
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Go for it. By “hoppy” beer you will have to decide what that means to you - bitter, fragrant, flavors associated with the particular hops used; grassy, piney, flowery, etc. You will get beer and experience together on this batch, that’s what brewing is for. I do not think that racking to a secondary...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 4
Views: 555
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Thanks, Streamer, for the post with the real-world experience details. :clap: :salute: Questions regarding the evaporation rate relative to VAW - if you entered the new kettle dimensions into the BIABacus, wouldn’t it have estimated a new (higher) evaporation rate? Or were the weather and new burner...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First BIAB Batch
Replies: 3
Views: 447
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Re: First BIAB Batch

Congratulations, Goonoli! :clap: It was good to test your equipment to find the leak that might have caused big problems :salute: Chilling rates are a whole separate topic; whatever you did is going to work, so you can relax. Now comes the hard part - waiting. The BIABacus file looks fine, but the p...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 853339
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome, asherwarren et Bienvenue, Nono84.

It is great to have new and interesting brewers join the site. Ask questions, you will get answers. This is the place to learn how you can make great beer simply.
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?
Replies: 9
Views: 1049
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Re: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?

Dave - one more thing - when you use Libre Office and want to save your file, always put the .xls file extension at the end of the filename, as in Davebrews.xls

Things will not work properly over time without the .xls at the end of the name.
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: BIAB Kolsch Pictorial essay
Replies: 3
Views: 423
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Re: BIAB Kolsch Pictorial essay

Thank you JerryCraft for updating the excellent post - I was one who looked for it and thought I had imagined the doc who used the swimming pool as a heat sink/cooling source. Getting wort below ~75 ºC to stop additional bittering by hops is not difficult; it is the final 15 or so degrees to get dow...

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