Welcome Jason. You will find the suggestions here invaluable. I recently finished my first all grain and BIAB, with help from the members of this forum including PistolPatch and MadScientist, and the brew was easy, by the numbers, and perfect (thanks to the suggestions).
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Thanks. Here is the updated BIABACUS. It is VIF 23 L and KFL 3.3 L. Shows EIF 84.8%. I still don't know what all the numbers mean. The numbers in Section L actual are accurate since I kept track of the volumes every step of the process and both the kettle and the conical fermenter have markings ever...
Thanks. It was fun. Actual KFL was 0.87 gallon. I am not sure what it means in relationship to all other readings. Fermentation started within 8 hours at 68 F and got stronger the first two and half days. Still going strong, burping every second.
OK guys. Wish me luck now. I just finished my first ever grain and brew in a bag. Did the Citra as per the BIABACUS in this thread. My Pre-Boil came out at 1.046. The post-boil OG came at 1.073 (much higher than planned (who is complaining). I pitched hydrated s-05 at 66 F. Will see what comes out. ...
Hi Mad Scientist. I will lower the volume in fermentor to 6 gallon or so to end up with a full Cornelious keg after raking. However, I will keep the grain bill as per the recipe without scaling down. Do you see any problems? Thanks.
Good point pp. Being new and this being my first all grain and BIAB, I will have to experiment and bite the bullet. I am going to use the recipe with Mad_Scientist suggestions, but will keep the hops based on the original, buying additional to dry hop if necessary during fermentation or keg. Thanks.
I also noticed that the "what you will use" hops amounts went up. Should I increase the hop amounts to match this or stick to the MoreBeer recipe? Also, in the "water in fermentor" you have 29 L. I normally use 23 to 24 in fermentor to end up with a full 5 gal Cornelius keg. Should I just use your s...
Good catch. I just noticed the discrepancy in mine. I used the included MoreBeer instructions showing only 10# of 2-Row. However, online they now show 12#. They must have revised the recipe. I will go with yours with the larger amounts. Appreciate your help. Plan to do it this weekend. My first BIAB.
Thank you so much Mad_Scientist. I noticed that your reworked spreadsheet shows larger quantity of grain and also water. Is that due to the scaling up? Got the kit. All I need now to follow your advice is add two pounds of 2-Row. Thanks.
Hi PistolPatch. Thanks for the comments. The difference in Section C was because (not fully familiar with BIABACUS) I found that by manipulating the OG, it allowed me to match the recipe grain quantities in "original recipe" versus "what you will use" of Section 3. Good suggestion on hop schedule. T...
Well. After reading all the posts here and in the other areas, I decided to pull the plug and purchased a SS Brewtech 15 gallon kettle to use with BIAB. No more worries about water volume or boilers. I updated my spreadsheet to reflect the new volume and dimensions and not sparging. Your comments an...
That is a good point GB. The only reason I thought about adding water during the boil was to compensate for the smaller size of the kettle and having to use less water to start with. I figured that it would be better to add leftover wort (from spare) during the boil that after the boil was finished ...
Hi PP. Thanks so much for your observations. I greatly appreciate it. I am using the full grain recipe for 5 Gallon in keg. However, my kettle is only 8 gallon, hence, it does not have the capacity for the full mash and boil. What I tried to do is add the sparge (one or two) touring the wort volume ...
Brand new on this board (and brewing BIAB) and already asking for help from this learned forum. For my first ever AG and BIAB (call me crazy) I am doing a Maxi BIAB because my kettle is 8 gallon and would like a full batch of 5.5 Gallon into the fermenter (7.5 Gal SS Brewtech Chronical). The idea (c...
Hi. I am richard. I am new to brewing (have done five extract beers including a lager). Now I plan to start doing BIAB using my 8 Gal kettle. I am trying to see if I should do a 5 Gallon final volume or scale down. I live in California and also do wines from frozen must and kits. Looking forward to ...
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