I’ve been using BIABacus for a while, but I’ve hit a stumbling block. This is the first recipe I’ve brewed using lactose (or any other sugars) which will get added to the boil at 15 mins.
Looking back on the forum I’ve found a very informative post from PP that said to adjust section ‘Y’ to 75% and 0% which I have done. I was hoping someone could take a quick look at my recipe to make sure it all looks okay?
I’ve also added Cocoa nibs in section ‘F’ – which will be getting added...
Please note, i am no way a advanced or Pro brewer of any kind. But i would have thought for a stout, you would mash at a higher temp.
Personally i mashed my sweet stout at 69Deg...
I normally mash my beers a little higher than 66°c – But with the additions of flaked oats and lactose which all add body. I wanted to air on the side of caution, so mashing a little lower than I normally would.
Hopefully it pays off and I get a delicious beer :thumbs:
Below is the BIABacus output for what I'm thinking of doing next. I'll try and outline the background and thought processes.
I currently have 3 brews at different stages:
* A WilliamsWarn English Pale Ale extract kit that's fully matured (23L batch)
* An experimental 4L batch which was a full boil DME + Galaxy hops, in bottles but still green.
* A BIAB smash batch still in fermenter, again 4L size (pilsner malt + cluster)
All extract kits I've made always end up with an odd taste that I...
Okay, if you are not getting a vigorous boil, that will have a huge impact on your evaporation. May be worth investing in larger equipment... With larger equipment you can make more beer! :thumbs:
It does not surprise me that off by a little after mash, off by double after boil. Sometimes things can work like that...
If trub drops to the bottom - no big deal. And the cold crash - guaranteed - will help lots more with clarity. Give it a try... :drink: Then your trub / clarity concerns totally...
Warning: this is going to be a long post, with pictures - hopefully it will encourage beginners like myself, and entertain the old hands.
I was always interested in making my own beer, but the start appeared to be expensive and complicated, so I never really tried. Recently, I have stumbled upon the BIAB method, found this forum, and learned here about the mini-BIAB approach . This was it! I had nearly everything at hand, even a 19.5 L stainless steel pot which my wife is using for cooking...
I am not getting email notifications either - am kinda busy these days and can hardly follow the forum closely...
Nice to heat there are other photographers here too. Digital convenience beats old camera beasts for sure. For my fieldwork, I am now almost exclusively using iPad pro, which allows me to annotate photos with the pen on-the-fly. And a drone, that opens completely new photographic possibilities :-)
Nevertheless, give me a proper camera and a fast, large-aperture prime...
To all the brewers in Florida USA ...Please be safe !!!!! This is a devastating storm ....Supposed to be a direct hit to us here in the Tampa Bay area .
Please have your house & belongings taken care of...This one is no joke !!!
I've got the house boarded up & sand bags where needed . Plenty of 5 gal water jugs & carboys filled. 2 cylinders of propane, 20 bags of ice ....
I have a ton of camping lanterns and batteries.
Of course plenty of homebrews in fridge till we lose electric...We WILL...
Oh BTW....My Gulf Coast IPA turned out pretty good...Strong Grapefruit ...Bad news ...It didn't have the rest of flavors my notes talked of...Unfortunately lost the original notes on this brew.. Think I swapped Mosaic with Simcoe :think: :think: :think:\