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by goulaigan
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi Metzen and welcome aboard. I like your description 'Upgrading' :thumbs: and I would have to agree. Now you will only have one vessel to clean...

Check out Biabacus if you haven't already, let us know if you have questions.

Happy Brewing!
by goulaigan
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
Canada

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome aboard xoto,

You have found the best resource on the internet for BIAB. Take a look around and ask if you can't find any answers you seek.

Happy Brewing!
by goulaigan
4 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 130402
Canada

Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy Birthday Scott!!! :salute:
by goulaigan
5 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In
Replies: 26
Views: 4479
Canada

Re: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In

Wish I could help, I am an IT guy but pretty much exclusively deal with Networks and don't know much about Web stuff :sneak:
by goulaigan
5 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 130402
Canada

Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy belated MS, hope it was a good one!
by goulaigan
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
Canada

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi Milesb0801 and welcome! A loose guideline for kettle size with biab is that you can safely get about half the volume of your kettle into your fermenter. This is for pure full volume biab, there are some things that can be done to get a bit more but usually there is a trade off in efficiency, (as ...
by goulaigan
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
Canada

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome rwcdrums! It does appear a bit daunting at first but its really not bad once you play around with it a bit. Feel free to grab the copy with the All Amarillo pale ale already filled out and take an hour or two to change numbers and values and see how it affects other numbers and values. Check...
by goulaigan
7 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 130402
Canada

Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy Birthday Rick!

Hope its a good one!

:salute:
by goulaigan
7 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
Canada

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Wow, lots of new members! Good to see :thumbs: Welcome Korev, Bravow, Yosdad, EChisolm, and Logmoar!!! Lots of information here for both new brewers and experienced brewers alike. Give the Biabacus a try as well if you haven't yet, and feel free to ask questions if there are answers you cannot find....
by goulaigan
7 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2535
Canada

Re: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time

I don't think you will be hitting 15% abv starting out at 1.08... even if it comes down to 1.0 you would be just over 10. My guess is you end up around the 8% mark, but I don't have much experience with Notty...

Do you have a hydrometer?
by goulaigan
7 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2535
Canada

Re: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time

Interesting, seems odd to me that you would get that high an OG just because of temp mishap. I mean you would be converting starch at either temp, just that the higher end would be less fermentable and lower end more fermentable... Did your volumes come out as expected? Seems like there is perhaps a...
by goulaigan
7 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2535
Canada

Re: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time

Lol, 'it growled at me'...

Well, the good news is it will be beer :)

What was the OG supposed to be? And what was the actual mash temp do you think? You obviously got good conversion, beer might be a touch dry though...
by goulaigan
7 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 2099
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Re: second batch on new system

Hi Jamato, Is your kettle large enough to do a full volume mash? If so, I would suggest trying it without the sparge... With full volume BIAB you are mashing all the grain in all the water for the entire mash time. (passive or continuous sparge) This is better than mashing in only some of the water ...
by goulaigan
7 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First go biabacus and scaling
Replies: 5
Views: 776
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Re: First go biabacus and scaling

Hey Marcus, if you like Pale Ales, you could do the All Amarillo Pale recipe, and use the US Cascade your shop has available instead of Amarillo. Certainly not a direct substitute, but still a tasty hop. Just leave the hop section with the amarillo as is and put your cascade along with its AA% on th...
by goulaigan
8 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
Canada

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome aboard Marcus (Clackers)!

If you didn't find it difficult to do a partial mash I think you will find the same with BIAB. If you have any questions that you can't find the answers to let us know. Good luck on that first brew, let us know how it turns out!

Happy brewing!
by goulaigan
8 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: A question about Oats - to toast or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 1613
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Re: A question about Oats - to toast or not?

Muggy, no need to worry about oxygen pre-fermentation. Many brewers purposely oxygenate the wort at this stage because it promotes better yeast health. Infection is really the only concern when doing slow chill in the kettle. As long as you keep it covered well you will most likely be fine. I just p...
by goulaigan
8 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 130402
Canada

Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy Birthday PP!!!

:thumbs: :champ: :shoot:

Thanks for all you do here, take the day off and have a few cold ones ok?
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
Canada

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome aboard Enzo and Sawback! Enzo - There is lots of info here even an experienced brewer will find useful, hopefully you can share some of your knowledge here as well! Sawback - All the info needed to get you started can be had here, if you can't find an answer just ask. Also, to you both, take...
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Site Online Again: Any problems, let us know.
Replies: 15
Views: 3428
Canada

Re: Site Online Again: Any problems, let us know.

Definitely agree about the lack of GPs in the two subjects you mention. I am an IT guy, but nowhere near a GP. I know a bit about some of the stuff you mentioned, but I deal with networks almost exclusively. I'm no stranger to DNS tho :) And same with brewing, know enough about BIAB to make a decent...
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First brew later today, double checking biabacus
Replies: 8
Views: 1349
Canada

Re: First brew later today, double checking biabacus

Agreed on the dry cold vs humid cold. We were in Grande Prairie, there was no such thing as humidity there. Also once you get to -35 or so it didn't seem any different than -50, other than maybe the eyelids trying to freeze shut a little faster haha, just had to blink fast :) As far as your schedule...
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First brew later today, double checking biabacus
Replies: 8
Views: 1349
Canada

Re: First brew later today, double checking biabacus

Haha don't be embarrassed, some of us Canucks are crazier than others :)  I am a bit more north than you, on eastern shores of Lake Superior, but I still think it's funny they call it northern Ontario here when we are clearly still in the bottom half of the province. I spent 6 years in Northern Albe...
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First brew later today, double checking biabacus
Replies: 8
Views: 1349
Canada

Re: First brew later today, double checking biabacus

I'm brewing outside right now and it's -10, feels like -16 with the windchill... no problem  :thumbs:

It's when you get down below -25 that you run into problems, propane doesn't like to turn to gas as well...

Congrats on what sounds like a very smooth first brewday!
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First brew later today, double checking biabacus
Replies: 8
Views: 1349
Canada

Re: First brew later today, double checking biabacus

Hi Garvin, the original recipe file is actually setup for 23 L into fermenter. Since you have changed that to 21 L your grain bill will be slightly less.  Your estimated volume of ambient wort is calculated by the estimated volume at flameout minus volume loss due to temperature change.  Perhaps the...
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 930007
Canada

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome aboard Ed.

You found the right place for the information, tips and equipment advice you are seeking. If you can't find answers just ask, many helpful brewers around here to answer. Also give the Biabacus a go if you haven't already, its a very useful tool for biab.

Happy Brewing!
by goulaigan
9 months ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Hop Flavouring
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Canada

Re: Hop Flavouring

I don't always use large quantities, but for ipas and double ipas and any other ipa variants I tend to use lots. I can only get pellet hops usually, I just dump them in, no stirring. With leaf hops you are probably best to use a hopsock and weigh it down with a sanitized weight of some sort. I would...

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