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by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 858269
United States of America

Welcome Phil, we're glad that you have come out of the closet shadows! Now that you're officially one of us, jump in and start asking your questions.

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Ready to Bottle my first batch
Replies: 8
Views: 2149
United States of America

I think you'll put a hurting on your fridge trying to cold crash regularly but it'll probably be ok once in a while. (that's why we use freezers with external temp controllers)

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Sanitise a CFC with no pump?
Replies: 10
Views: 1723
United States of America

aamcle, sounds like you're well on your way to the epiphany most of us have already had: less equipment and less complication make for a happier brew day. If you need to pitch right away, sell that CFC (and pump) to somebody who likes overly-complicated brewing methods and get yourself a simple imme...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 858269
United States of America

Arrggg, welcome BlackBeerd....good to see a fellow pirate aboard. Please tell us a bit more about yourself and what you want to learn. What style of beers do you like, any past brewing experience, etc. We're all here to help.

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Belgium strong ale
Replies: 11
Views: 1722
United States of America

I'd cut the batch size in half and see if I like the final product before going to 10 gallons with an unknown recipe. Just my .02....


---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Hybrid Electric/Gas BIAB using heatstick
Replies: 4
Views: 2413
United States of America

I don't see any reason for advising against it. I used to have an underpowered electric stove (hob?) and had to use something similar to get a boil working. It's not recommended to use hot water from your residential water heater as the quality of the water comes into question after it has sat in th...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 125063
United States of America

Cheers Simon! (please spare us the details of PP and your backend)

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 125063
United States of America

Damn, a party in PA? I just drove through there this afternoon. Happy Birthday Rick.


---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2289
Views: 458301
United States of America

It is recommended to always do a 90 minute mash. As for boil time, don't over-ride ("adjust") the default setting in BIABacus until you get a few brews under your belt and can verify that it actually needs adjusting.

Looks pretty tasty to me!

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Scaling Miscellaneous Ingredients
Replies: 8
Views: 1543
United States of America

xfumbler, thank you :thumbs:. =IF(AND(ISNUMBER(AX133),ISNUMBER($BG$86),ISNUMBER($CQ$45)),AX133*($BG$86/$CQ$45),"N/A") I should really look into excel more, this syntax looks very similar to the programming I do at work (FANUC Macro-B). That's excel? I had just assumed that PP's cat was walking acro...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Scaling Miscellaneous Ingredients
Replies: 8
Views: 1543
United States of America

I see what you mean in Section F but am not well-versed enough in the art of the BIABacus to give a competent answer. Sit tight and we'll have somebody get you an answer asap.

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Scaling Miscellaneous Ingredients
Replies: 8
Views: 1543
United States of America

Please post your file and we'll have a look.
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 3193
United States of America

Practice makes perfect and you can drink (most of) your mistakes. It's a win-win!

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2289
Views: 458301
United States of America

Brew it and let us know....

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2289
Views: 458301
United States of America

That's what I was thinking too, MS. Looks like Charlie is getting some really lousy efficiency. Evanspa, I'd say go with the 5 something pounds the BIAB specifies and see what happens.


---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Horizon Hop Substitute
Replies: 4
Views: 907
United States of America

For 90% of my recipes I just use Magnum hops for bittering. They are a very "clean" bittering hop, nothing of note is imparted aroma or flavor-wise in the finished beer when using them as your early bittering addition. They are also a very high AA% so it's economical to use them because you won't ne...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Prepping the day before brew day.
Replies: 11
Views: 2123
United States of America

The only thing I do ahead of time is measure out my water and add the campden tab so that it can sit and gas off the chlorine and other nasties (like one would do with water for the fish tank).

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 3193
United States of America

I think PP laid it out pretty well (sorry I missed this thread yesterday). Many of us have gone down the road of building a really cool high tech rig only to eventually come to the realization that simple is best. Some folks are good at taking advice and learning from the mistakes of other, some fol...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Mash/Mashout times
Replies: 3
Views: 1126
United States of America

As PP points out, we've done research here that verifies the benefit of a full 90 minute mash (plus it gives me more nap time) so I wouldn't go shortening the mash time. That said, you can shorten the mashout time. Once the mash hits an even mashout temp (@170F), the enzymes cease to function and yo...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: maltodextrin
Replies: 17
Views: 2891
United States of America

Todd , thanks for the info on using "breakfast oats " . Guess I always paid to much for flaked oats at the HBS. Will know better next time. J Same deal with rice if you're planning on making a light American pilsner or perhaps a cream ale......"Minute Rice" is exponentially cheaper at the grocery s...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Lager
Replies: 5
Views: 1184
United States of America

Never done a lager (no patience) but I eagerly await someone's experienced response.

---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: maltodextrin
Replies: 17
Views: 2891
United States of America

BDP wrote:However, I can't help but remain curious, and would be tempted to try some maltodextrin at some point in the future, just to see what the results are.
Beer farts!


Glad we could be of some assistance, the feedback means a lot to us. Keep us posted if you do experiment.


---Todd
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Multiple Biabacus files to create your shopping list?
Replies: 17
Views: 2389
United States of America

Good question Nick. I'm no programmer or software engineer and in fact can barely spell "spredsheeet" but I believe what you are trying to do would most efficiently be accomplished with a database. If BIABacus were a pure software program this could be easily accomplished. The fact that it is a spre...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: maltodextrin
Replies: 17
Views: 2891
United States of America

Flaked oats will become oatmeal in your mash so you will notice a bit more heft when lifting the bag and it may also become a consideration for those using recirculating systems as it tends to clog the bag a bit (like oatmeal will). I just use "instant oats" flakes (eg: Quaker Instant Oatmeal) as th...
by thughes
1 year ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First AG didn't go as smoothly as hoped...
Replies: 8
Views: 1812
United States of America

That's good news, it's actually very hard to screw up making beer(as you have discovered). Ready for batch #2?


---Todd

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