I suppose to try and tidy up some of your questions (if you still need to know)
I purchased a Electrim mashing bin/boiler last year with the intention of doing All Grain brewing.
Does any one use one of these for BIAB?
And maybe have a step by step instructions on how they brew with it?
If so what sort of bag do you use?
what do you use to cover the element so it does not burn the grain?
What temp does each setting reach on there thermostat
I have heard of some people using them, I think they are mainly used in the UK, and they are also referred to as the "bucket of death" outside the UK.
The bag is voile, see thread here
or search for voile on the forum.
The bag needs to be kept off the element whilst it is powered on, so either lift (I have a pulley/hoist), use a false bottom. Though in most circumstances you will not need to have power on whilst the bag is in place (unless you need to raise the temp during mashing/mashout).
i can't help with the settings sorry! hopefully somebody else will know
I have attached a picture detailing my recipe for Guinness. I did this, rather than add the spreadsheet as i thought it would be good practice for you to get to grips with the BIABacus. If you still want to have a try, just add the details and post up your file for us to check.
One thing i will state about my recipe is; i prefer the sweeter side of beers, so you can replace the crystal if you prefer dry. The hops are not critical in my opinion, it is about trying to balance it (1:1 gravity/IBU). For me the flavour comes MORE from the grain, than the hops or yeast.
I mashed at 65 Deg C for 90 mins, and fermented with yeast that i think is very similar to US-05. I got 1.042 OG and 1.010 FG.
I bottle condition with cane sugar, so ABV is slightly higher than if you force carbonate.
I hope this covers everything, if you need any further help just let us know
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