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

Benvenuto, Simone. You do not need to worry about written English. Just put your questions to the forum and one of the folks here will answer. Do try the BIABacus spreadsheet. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 and read Clear Brewing Terminology http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.ph...

Re: Farewell 2017 and Welcome 2018

We survived another orbit. I did get a long-handled potato masher in 2017. I acquired it through contact with someone who took me as a guest to a huge restaurant supply store otherwise not open to the general public. Hey, menu covers have to come from somewhere. They sell eggs in boxes that contain ...

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Hello, WB. Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder..
Lurk openly now over to http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 to get the BIABacus and read up on Clear Brewing Terminology http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 so that we here can help when you have question

Re: First biab attempt

El Vagabundo, The latest info/advice I have seen on whirlfloc use is 1/4 tab in the final 5 minutes of the boil. You will not do harm using a half tab. In the past I followed advice that changed over time from an entire tab in the final 15 minutes of the boil, to 10 minutes, then half a tab at 10 mi...

Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

Waiting for beer, the hardest part of the home brewing process. Taking samples earlier than they are bound to be ready just wastes future good stuff, but sometimes the temptation is too much. Only when you have enough inventory does it get easier to leave the recently packaged batch alone.

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Greetings to Luke, centaur25 and DNKDUKE. No matter how you found this site, you have indeed discovered a wealth of information. We all share a fascination for the brewing process and have selected a simple way to achieve good beer through BIAB. As for no-chill, all brewers pay for heat and commerci...

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Welcome aboard, s0355495. See http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 for both the BIABacus and the recipe for NRB's all amarillo ale. It makes a good beer (I tried it :drink: ) and you can scale it to your own equipment via the BIABacus. Give the spreadsheet a try and post questions and ...

Re: 0 Minutes

Philip321 - This is a great topic to bring up, thanks. The answer to your question is another question: How long do you want your final hops addition to experience wort temperatures above about 75 ºC (167 ºF)? The rate of isomerization to bitterness becomes negligible below 75 ºC. The BIABacus does ...

Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

AdeDunn - It is not the speed of stirring, but the thorough turn-over that gets al of the grist loose and in contact with the hot water. I get my stirrer to the bottom of the bag of grains and gently lift the solids towards the top. After 5 or so repeats, it is time to check the temperature, heat wh...

Re: My Current equipment and process. 1st BIAB outcome etc.

Streamer is right in questioning the "rolling boil" in the pic. The dictionary isn't a help in this case, ask an experienced cook. The surface of the liquid has to really move around, not just bubble. As for kettle volume maxing out at the start of the boil, you might be OK, depending on what's in t...

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Welcome to the forum Jonny from Hampton, NB and Roger BMWfan from Minnesota, and also to Wes pancakes from Ohio. This is the place for brewers who have made a few batches as well as those who have brewed for 15 years, where BIAB information helps all of us make better (and easier!) All Grain beer. B...

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Welcome, Robert! You have come to the right place for learning to brew in a simpler fashion. Keep researching and you will find that with BIAB you can spend less money; have less equipment to handle and clean; store it in less space; have shorter brew days and still make great beer. Look back a few ...

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Fret not if you already have your kettle. You can still make beer with whatever the scale limitations may be. Indoor Brewers (stovetop) may not have enough space above a taller kettle to lift the bag. Even with a great stove hood (exhaust fan), the evaporation from a larger batch in a big kettle can...

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Possum55 - a patient lift crane? I bet that's a first among methods to lift a wet grain bag. Engine hoists, ladders and scaffolds, tall tripods, overhead beams/ceilings maybe, but I had not heard of using a patient lift! :salute: In the latest version of the BIABacus there is a tab along the bottom ...

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Welcome, possum 55. You are really going into all grain in a big way with a 20 gallon kettle. Do try the BIABacus with your new kettle dimensions. I trust that you have a bag that fits your kettle with the best thread count, and that you can lift it when full of wet grains. Read lots of things on th...

Re: Yeast Starter.

The short answer is yes, you can use sterilized water directly. The caveat is that you must have confidence that it is truly sterilized water. Certain other assumptions must be made - like the Diastatic Malt Extract (DME) and all that it touches are clean of potential problems (including scoops & st...

Re: Writing guides

Hey, there is previous history of guides: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2223 edited to fix link thanks to inconceivable's post below. and a pdf link in this thread, too. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3647&p=53895&hilit=2223#p53895 What do we do to use what has been done and add what is new to ...

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