Hi everyone, I'm new here. I would like to try BIAB, and I only do mini-batches (1 gal ~ 4 liters) at the moment. I have a stainless steel brewpot that is roughly 30cms in diameter. I tested it with plain water and I get evaporation loss of roughly 0.60 gal/hour.
The recipe I'd like to try is posted at HBT:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/bee-cav" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... zen-35679/
To scale this down to a 1-gal batch, I used The Calculator and came up with the attached figures (xlsx).
Target OG: 1.052
Target FG: 1.009
Batch size: 1 gal (3.79 liters)
Water needed: 2.6 gals (9.8 liters)
655 g of German Wheat
369 g of German Pils
55 g of rice hulls (is this necessary for such a small batch? - and how does it affect the water volume for BIAB?)
4.2 Hallertau @ 45mins
1.4 Hallertau @ 15 mins
Yeast: Wyeast Weihenstephan 3068 - recipe calls for starter, but for a 1-gal, I think a single smack-pack would be sufficient. Is that correct?
Could some more experienced brewers take a look at the scaled-down recipe and numbers (particularly water), and let me know if this looks fairly correct?
Post #2 made 5 years ago
Welcome nbs, This site is using a new calculator called the BIABacus; http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php ... 869#p25993 Give that one a crack and post it on this thread; http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=286#p1747 ,if needed for support.
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Post #4 made 5 years ago
Rice hulls are used to prevent "stuck sparges" in traditional brewing. They are not really used in BIAB as far as I know. If you end up using them, I'd suggest they go in the bag first and then put your grain on top of the hulls.NearbyStars wrote:55 g of rice hulls (is this necessary for such a small batch? - and how does it affect the water volume for BIAB?)
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