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by Scott
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 28
Views: 2975
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Re: I'm thinking of buying a...

Jamato - I saw those as well... For me, no problem working with mesh bags on the side of the keg until I did batches with too much wort and hops, and then felt there was too much hops and debris in bag to be effective. Felt I was losing utilization. Ended up making a Hop Spider. Initially used a pai...
by Scott
5 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Hoegaarden clone
Replies: 4
Views: 808
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Re: Hoegaarden clone

Sorry, I don't have anything.

When you come up with a good solution make sure to post the resulting recipe.

Best of luck. Hope someone else can help.
by Scott
5 months ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 22
Views: 3349
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Re: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions

PistolPatch and Mad_Scientist (along with anyone else interested in hopping...), I've done a bunch of testing over the past couple months and learned some interesting things. Wanted to pass this along... The help from you both on this has been great. I've achieved "a higher level of enlightenment......
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome, Mawson!

Let us know if you have any questions...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Sam and Klutus, Welcome to the forum! Let us know what questions you have. Sam - there are lots of recipes on the site but I normally adjust off the Brewing Classic Styles book. Easy to adjust through our BIABacus excel file. Klatus - I traveled a similar journey as you on the beginning many years b...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Looking for yummy recipes for wife
Replies: 9
Views: 1060
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Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Crunch, I would not recommend making a beer where you finish over 1.040. That sounds horrible! Even if you start big (like 1.070 or 1.080), I would think you would want to finish in the low 1.020s at a minimum, and likely in the teens. And this is a guess without looking at past recipes or brews. Do...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello crffl, and welcome to the forum! Interesting to hear about your brewing perspective. No doubt is way different for those of you in the very hot climates... And sounds as though you have what I call, "a beer emergency"... :argh: Better get to work. ;) Again, welcome. Let us know if there are an...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello BrionLax, and welcome to the forum.

There is a lot of info on this site. Please look around and review, and let us know what questions you have.
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 62615
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Re: BIAB competition success

Thanks guys...! PP - your tool you linked to is interesting. Not sure if suppliers over here have this. My method of bottling from keg needs improvement I think... Although if only a few days from bottling to judging, the process is likely okay. Brulosophy posted an experiment this morning related t...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Zilbeer and Pringle,
Welcome to the forum. Let us know if there are any questions. There is a kind of quality information on the site so sure, look around. Let us know how it goes.
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 211
Views: 62615
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Re: BIAB competition success

Took 1st Place at the Oregon Homebrew Festival for German Dunkles Bock. (Under Amber, Malty, European Lager category...). Oldest competition in the state (35 years now). It was my second competition. Had a couple brews that didn't place this time. Going to try again at the state fair, I think. Bottl...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello D-J, and welcome to the forum. Let us know if you have any questions. :luck:
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum Hewy! Don't let the BIBacus scare you. It's all on one page. And download the Clear Brewing Terminology page as well so you can make sense of the terms the BIAB pioneers developed to describe different parts of the BIAB brewing process. One step at a time... http://www.biabrewer...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Brewdog's Citra IPA - IPA
Replies: 7
Views: 1740
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Re: Brewdog's Citra IPA - IPA

I can vouch that Deschutes' Fresh Squeeze IPA is a fabulous beer, for those of us that love hop flavor but do not want an over-the-top bitter IPA. And it's not a New England style either... Somewhere in-between. Fresh Squeeze IPA is my favorite IPA right now. Link from their Deschutes Brewery's webs...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello Bruce, and welcome to the forum! Let us know what questions you have... Best place is go into the BIAB for new members section and post a new post, if you can't find existing info. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewforum.php?f=5 Post as clear a title, and list questions as clearly stated as possib...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hum... 25 liters is 6.6 gallons. Quote a bit. I have a 16 gallon pot and can normally get to around 9 gallon beer batches. 9 Gallons is 34 liters. I would shoot for a brew kettle in the 15-16 gallon range to give you excess capability to ensure you can do this. 57-61 liter kettle size...looks like.
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

"Welcome to the Club", Dave... ;) Your pot size would be very limiting if you drink as much beer as I do. :drink: Being constrained to smaller batch sizes... Sounds like you have some work-arounds figured out... Hope you hang out here enough to help folks in that similar (to you) situation. Anyhow, ...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Late Wort Hopping
Replies: 20
Views: 11290
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Re: Late Wort Hopping

Yeah Jamato, please do...! As you know, this topic really interests me as well. I don't think I've ever had anything that would be a problem with FWH...no real disadvantages. Maybe some questions if - for certain - it is truly effective or not (to create smooth bitterness without bitterness). Certai...
by Scott
6 months ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: GABS - Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 682
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Re: GABS - Melbourne

Hey Brucey, I wondered what happened to you! Was actually pondering that several days ago. Be safe...and the brew fest sounds like fun. :drink: Glad to hear you are still alive. ;)
by Scott
7 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 2071
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Re: second batch on new system

Hi Jamato, Glad to hear things worked out for you! It's a good feeling for sure when you are within a percent or two, plus or minus, of efficiency expectations. For me, going through the numbers (besides in the "general sense"...not pondering specifics, easier to make sense of everything with a BIAB...
by Scott
7 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi Simon, Welcome to the forum. I'll post a couple links you will find super helpful... The terminology page is essential to understanding the BIABacus. BIABacus: http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 Clear Brewing Terminology: http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 Other Ne...
by Scott
7 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8388
Views: 919035
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum, Andy!

Let us know if you have any questions you have, moving forward. And doing 5 gal into fermenter size batches with BIAB is pretty easy too... You just need larger brew pot, etc.
by Scott
7 months ago
Forum: Bottling
Topic: swing top enclosures
Replies: 4
Views: 915
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Re: swing top enclosures

Looks like nobody has answered you... For me the answer is "no". Haven't used this style of bottle since the old days, but never had problems re-using to bottle beer. If yours do not fit properly, I wonder if they were damaged or something...? :scratch:
by Scott
7 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 2071
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Re: second batch on new system

Hey Jamato, A quick reminder... As Goulaigan says, remember that a traditional full volume BIAB mash is a continuous mash and sparge. You don't want to think of it as skipping the sparge, rather spending a similar 90 minutes to do both at the same time. And PistolPatch (in the past) has put forth a ...
by Scott
7 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2446
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Re: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time

Greg - have you pitched Yeast yet? Just reading this. If you wound up too high gravity and had low volume, culprit is likely excessive evaporation. An easy fix by adding water to dilute. The BIABacus has fields for dilution. EDIT - Here is a link that can help with the mechanics of dilution: http://...

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