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Thanks PP. Info always very helpful. I had not even considered changing the mash temp to make it a tad thicker... Not a big difference in ABV though (5.3 down to 5.0 ABV), so...might have added 1 degree Celcius to the mash temperature...? Didn't do it this time, so at this point we'll see how it tur...

3rd BIAB; Problems...one with efficiency, and question

Brewed my 3rd BIAB yesterday. :thumbs: Was very concerned about the volume I was able to transfer to my fermenter so measured it today. Discovered today that my Bayou Classic brew kettle's gallon measurements (which came pre-marked) are not accurate. :roll: (At 5 gallon - off by 0.2 gallon, and at 1...

TopEndBrewer, This was my last extract with grains beer, brewed last fall. California Common through Brewing Classic Styles. It didn't attenuate as low as wanted, to 1.020 or so. First 6-8 weeks in Corny was so-so, didn't taste quite right, then suddenly became very solid - quite good. Glad I didn't...

Thanks PP and Joshua. With malt extract - never used prehopped anything. All hops added to boil. Starting in December 1990, used 2.5 gallon pot and then when started brewing again a couple years ago bought 5 gallon stainless steel pot. Boiled biggest wort possible for 5 gallon glass fermenter then t...

Add BOILED tap water when diluting wort after the boil. And add until your VIF is to proper level (or until your Original Gravity is where you want it if gravity still too high...)? I will guess more volume into fermenter but a little bit of both are factors to consider; OG "shouldn't" be too high b...

1st & 2nd BIAB Beers Brewed - some issues with the BIABacus

Well, finally did it. Wife got me a bunch of new brew equipment for Christmas, so I was able to do 5 gallon BIAB brews. (5 gal into Corny Keg). Before this, just have been extract with grain mostly, and a partial mash... So going backwards, was shooting for 5 1/2 gallon into fermenter and roughly 6 ...

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