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Re: I feel like I'm getting there....slowly, but surely.

Hey Muggy I actually cringed aloud (if that's a thing) when I read you missed a whole hop schedule and only realised with 5 x mins to go! ouch! Doing side by side batches and throwing the wrong things in is a bummer. My outmeal stout become an FWHopped American Stout one day because of that Anyway h...

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

Welcome to the community Ade We'll need to know more specifics about your process and kit to help understand where you might be falling down on efficiency :think: Post specific questions and you'll be amazed to what ends the member will go to help & advise you Don't give on AG and BiaB though, once ...

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

@BMWFan I've got to agree with Scott your rig seems a bit ambitious and elaborate for your first Biab but good on you for taking on the challenge, hope it works out for you! My personal path in Biab has been adding more and more elaborate gadgets and processes as I've grown and learned and I think t...

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

Hi all, I'm a mechanical engineer from Nottingham in England and found the site while googling, trying to work out my plans for my first batch. I've not brewed before, but am in the process of gathering equipment for some mini-BIAB action. Almost there now, so on the verge of buying my first bunch ...

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Hey Marko thanks for letting us know how it went. Quality photos as ever too, love your work. This site is littered with great advice but let me give you another targeted piece now: Do NOT drink your whole first batch too fast. If you can try to keep 1 or 2 bottles to drink a week over the coming fe...

Re: Writing guides

Hi Pat you won't be the first or last person to grapple with the challenges of trying to deliver a good UX/ UI (User Experience / User Interface) website. Big businesses spend big dollars on specialists trying to deliver UX/ UI. Many fail badly. Sorry I'm not trying to discourage you but plenty of p...

Re: Writing guides

Hey, there is previous history of guides: http://http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2223 and a pdf link in this thread, too. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1863&p=26334#p26334 What do we do to use what has been done and add what is new to make it better? Wait till after the n...

Re: First BIAB Batch

Here are the pics from yesterday. Looking at the beers today it seems to have got darker. Not sure why, any suggestions? Yep mate don't take beer darkness in the fermenter seriously. Your yeast and time will change the beer a lot. You'll be amazed how what you siphon out will look a lot lighter. If...

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Fantastic posts Marko; I loved your story and photos. I can tell you I started out with stove top brewing and sink and ice pack chilling just like you, and now I brew exclusively outdoors with two huge gas burners, 3 giant kettles, a fermentation fridge, a keezer, and I'm about to buy another second...

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

Hey Hoppiton welcome I think you've made the right decision coming to BiaB there's a certain satisfaction in mashing your own grains and becoming more of a real brewer. I have free and purchased brewing software and neglect them both in favour of the Biabacus tool available here which is excellent, ...

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Hey there BYO replied; below is the email chain. I fear it will set Pat off ;) But it is insightful for us all. Dave at BYO seems like a nice guy but obviously is a bit RDWHAHB when it comes to recipe exactitude. He indicates their recipes are more for Extract and so their 5 gallons is VAW. They use...

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

Welcome Hugo I started with extract and went to AG via BiaB after 3 x batches so I think that path is good I wrote a guide for beginners that is a short guide of all the things I learned and got valuable info from getting into homebrewing- PM me if interested and I can email it to you. I can't seem ...

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

For the BYO recipes, this becomes a much bigger problem. To me it also indicates a lack of understanding of how recipes work. Although they haven't defined what they mean by "65% efficiecny" I've looked at their numbers and they mean EIK (Efficiency into Kettle). That 65% that 65% EIK is extremely ...

Writing guides

In wonder if there's anywhere in the community you can write a guide e.g. in PDF and post it where other members may find it useful? I've written a fairly substantial guide about 'getting started in home brewing' a 12 x page PDF and I think it would help others make a start, but I dunno how to get i...

Re: The BIPs Thread

Hi Pat I have definitely gained great value out of the site over the years irrespective of the format/ interface. I've just bought some BIPS so hope that helps. Good luck on the elegant solution. Don't be discouraged by IT headaches; even us IT professionals often have big issues with major changes....

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Thanks for the thoughtful answer Pat. I think in the absence of anything else I'll go with 18.27L VAW if I'm really determined to try one of their recipes It occurred to me BYO must be able to tell us more :interesting: so I've kept hunting I tracked out their 'recipe standardisation' information fo...

Re: The BIPs Thread

It could be the 11.9% KBS talking but I've just read the 'what's happening to biabrewer in 2017' thread and the BIPS thread and the bips web page http://biabrewer.info/bips.html and I was thinking to myself how can I financially contribute to the site to help these hard working, dedicated people out...

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Hi Nick, Just for clarification for other readers... Use 21.82 L at the top of Section C for VAW when doing BCS recipes. However, that is not Nick's question. He's asking about recipes published in the BYO magazine. Nick, BYO "forcing" the recipe authors to use the defaults of "5 gallons" at flame-...

Making sense of BYO recipes

Hi to all I've been trying to get to the bottom of the low integrity recipes on byo.com which has loads of impressive clone recipes I'd like to brew. I wanted to let the forum know my findings and see if anyone has any suggestions or revisions. So I want to brew these Fullers recipes here https://by...

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