Ive tried a couple of brews now just with the mangrove pouches and a couple of extract tins (most eextravagant ive done is an irish stout with a couple of hops in addition).
Been researching a lot recently about AG brewing and decided to get myself a 50L stock pot and a 3 ring burner and give it a go doing a BIAB!
Im hoping to do a brew this weekend as i have a fermenter sitting around gathering dust. Grabbed a few recipes i like from beer smith and ordered up the ingeredients (hopefully arriving tomorrow).
I think i may have slipped up on the ordering for one of the recipes though as ive put all the data into the BIABcalc excel sheet (thank you to the created of that work of a genius!) and its saying ive only ordered a 3rd of the requires grains. does that seem right?
These are the recipes ive been looking at:
http://beersmithrecipes.com/viewrecipe/ ... golden-ale
http://beersmithrecipes.com/viewrecipe/ ... -stoutquot
The first one is all good to go by the looks of things. ive ordered up what it says on the link and the calc excel sheet said what you need is the same. the stout one however comes back that i need way more than what the creator used even when he was using a 50l pot?
All well and good for now as the 1st recipe it looks like the order i placed will be good to go when it arrives. the stout may have to wait a couple of months as the mrs is ready to give birth to our 1st son any week now!
Im also a little dubious about the method to use also, im planning on:
heat water in stock pot to 66 degrees
drop in bag of grains and clip to edge of pot so it doesnt touch the bottom
give it a good stir, put on the lid and wrap it in a blanket
stir it every 15 mins and check temperature has not dropped, if so heat back up to mash temp
remove bag of grains after mash time is complete and sqeeze to drain off any excess wort.
boil wort and add hops at allotted times.
wait for liquid to cool to roughly 25 degrees
pour into fermeneter and add yeast.
Any guidence anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated!!