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Re: First brew later today, double checking biabacus

Hi Garvin, the original recipe file is actually setup for 23 L into fermenter. Since you have changed that to 21 L your grain bill will be slightly less.  Your estimated volume of ambient wort is calculated by the estimated volume at flameout minus volume loss due to temperature change.  Perhaps the...

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Welcome aboard Ed.

You found the right place for the information, tips and equipment advice you are seeking. If you can't find answers just ask, many helpful brewers around here to answer. Also give the Biabacus a go if you haven't already, its a very useful tool for biab.

Happy Brewing!

Re: Hop Flavouring

I don't always use large quantities, but for ipas and double ipas and any other ipa variants I tend to use lots. I can only get pellet hops usually, I just dump them in, no stirring. With leaf hops you are probably best to use a hopsock and weigh it down with a sanitized weight of some sort. I would...

Re: Hop Flavouring

Btw, when I said said a half pound I was referring to the amount for dry hopping, not including the boil additions...  :argh: I have never really understood why there seems to be this observation that bitterness, flavour and aroma are 3 different things. IMO there's really only 2 things here, bitter...

Re: Hop Flavouring

I don't think there is an easy answer here unfortunately. I would say a factor would be hop variety, as certain hops have stronger aroma characteristics than others. If you want to get the most aroma and flavour, I would suggest dry hopping. For an ipa I have used up to half a pound in 23 litres, bu...

Re: Duvel Clone?

I have been wondering about my anova sous vide cooker and if it was possible to use for beer, but I read they don't like being submerged in anything but water... Have you had any issues cleaning it? I doubt I will end up using mine for beer anyway since I always do 6 gal batches, but I was curious. ...

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Welcome Irish-brewer and Arkique! Irish-brewer, I am not too familiar with those systems but I am familiar with biab. Once you get your process down you should be able to reduce that time some for sure. Cleaning time can play a big part, with biab in its purest form there is only one vessel to wash....

Re: Another winter brewday

Made the sleeve myself. Had some metal flashing left over from when I redid the roof on my house, unfortunately it was in several pieces which is why it's so unsightly :)  Don't have a rivet gun, just used small nuts and bolts. It definitely improved my heating time, and now my burner never blows ou...

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Hi Joel, (jmstroup) welcome!

Many useful skills and experience to be gained around here. Give the Biabacus a try if you haven't already, it makes the brewday much more predictable and helps with recording things along the way. If you can't find an answer, just ask!

Happy Brewing!

Re: Another winter brewday

Haha MS, its in colour. I think the eyes in the tree are a reflection, I took the pic through the patio door. In the background is a bay that is part of Lake Superior (Goulais Bay). It usually freezes, didn't last year but hopefully this year so I can get out there and pull some perch and whitefish ...

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[ltr]Hi Daniel, (Packman55) welcome aboard! Lots of snow in the East? We got a ton in northern ON... If you are going to BIAB you will most likely only need one of those keggles :) Lots of info here to get you started. Let us know if you cant find an answer to any questions you have.[/ltr] [ltr]Happ...

Re: Another winter brewday

Well, 20f is colder (-7c) then it is today (its around 30f right now) Last few days we have been around 0 f though, which is why today is 'balmy'. As far as reaching a boil, I don't notice much difference then normal, my burner raises 35 L (~9.5 Gal) about 2 deg C per minute, so probably 15 or 20 mi...

Another winter brewday

Its been a very snowy winter here so far, started warm which means a metric sh!t ton of lake effect snow from Lake Superior. Been pretty chilly for the last month too and Ive been so busy plowing the driveway daily, shoveling the roof, and doing the holidays thing that I haven't brewed in over a mon...

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Welcome aboard Adam. Space etc., is a good reason to BIAB. Lots of others... less stuff to clean, simplified process compared to multi vessel, and the list goes on. You have found the right place to get you started, tons of info and many experienced brewers around  this  forum to help. If you can't ...

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