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Post #8626 made 2 weeks ago
Hi Brewers

I'm from Auckland New Zealand and have just completed my first BIAB on the weekend. Had to make a half batch of Red IPA because my boil pot is only 30 liters (yip, should have bought the 40 but money is tight). Planning on a second brew soon and looking for information on batch sizing and sparging with BIAB to see if I can get a full size batch (23 liter final) into a 30 liter pot?
Loving the experience so far and finding brewers all over the world are generally a friendly bunch :thumbs:

My preferred style of beer is an IPA that will rip your head off, like Epic brewing's wonderful Armageddon IPA (more hops than malt lol)

Cheers
    • SVA Brewer With Under 5 Brews From New Zealand

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Post #8627 made 1 week ago
Welcome to the forum, Tobynz.

With a 30 liter kettle you can make 20 L batches (VIP) using BIAB and do it without sparging. The BIABacus spreadsheet can scale batches for you and keep track of IBUs, too. Of course you can make your IPA more expensive to brew by boosting the hop flavors to extremes, but at least you did not have to purchase more equipment.

Have a look around the site and ask questions. :drink:

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Post #8628 made 1 week ago
Hey there!

I just recently moved to the Denver area which has re-sparked my interest in brewing beer. I just conducted my first BIAB two days ago and am looking forward to the results! However, I was drawn to this site because I did not extract as much fermentable sugars as hoped. I wanted to find as much information about BIAB, so alas! Here I am. I am loving the site and look forward to learning and discussing with fellow brewers!

Cheers,
Trenton
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Post #8631 made 1 week ago
Greetings, Trenton, lxl and 308win!

Trenton - The consistent advice here is to use a 90 minute mash. You can do less, but you won't get as much out of the grist. 90 minute boil, too. ;)

lxl - You are on the right track, keep going. Ask questions when you have them, you will get answers. :thumbs:

308win - Look back a couple of posts to see links to the BIABacus and Clear Brewing Terminology. Take some time to try out the spreadsheet and ask questions. If you happen to brew a BIAB recipe that you have made before, follow the BIABacus next time. It works. :party:

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Post #8633 made 1 week ago
Welcome, geezer. You can brew beer simply or succumb to the shiny and expensive. If you go the no chill route, just make sure that sanitizing is thorough.

I have visited other brewers’ chilling step and saw a lot of water running down the driveway. Collecting the waste water for the garden is another way to go. The best I’ve heard of is using a swimming pool (if one is so fortunate to have a pool) as a heat sink while recirculating. I have tried no-chill and found that it works. I do wonder about possible differences between simple grain & hops bills compared to more complex recipes. Maybe I’ll get around to a comparison on my next porter.

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Post #8634 made 6 days ago
Hello fellow brewers, greetings from Kingston, NY.

I'm a freelance animator looking to get into the hobby of homebrewing. My experience with homebrewing is watching/somewhat helping my girlfriend with some extract kit brews. We made beer because it's cheaper than buying from the store/bar. I'd ask questions here and there but never got a grasp on the steps. I've been researching quite a bit the past month - podcasts, youtube, reddit, forums, etc. I don't just want to blindly follow steps. I want to play with all the different variables. I want to understand how/why changing one little thing can impact the flavor of the beer. I came across this website through reddit. This site looks like a goldmine, so here's to a lifetime of learning about beer.
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Post #8635 made 6 days ago
Welcome to the forum NayNay1225.

You have found the right place for your approach to brewing and learning. Read lots, ask questions, buy only a little bit of equoment, ask more. Picture yourself going through the steps of the process, including when you will write down time & temperature and gravity readings.

Hooray for Kingston, New York. I learned to drive on the roads from Kingston to Big Indian. Yes, that’s a real place for those who have yet to visit.

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Post #8636 made 5 days ago
Hello!

I'm a procurement manager living and working in the Boston, MA area. I heard about the site because of a Brulosophy post about BIAB, and because I'm getting into eBIAB (learning about the methods and equipment before buying), I figured this is a great place to learn. So far it has been, and I'm excited to keep reading through all the material here.

I have brewed with friends (one of which who went on to become a pro brewer of sorts), but I have never used the BIAB method. I have been interested in beer for about 10 years and brewing for about 6. Finally have enough space to get my own setup and move away from the three vessel method I still don't have room to accommodate.


Cheers!
    • SVA Brewer With Under 5 Brews From United States of America

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Post #8638 made 4 days ago
First post. First started home brewing 26 years ago, after finishing a doctoral program (VERY understanding wife). Set it all aside when we had our son and I started to build my practice (mental health). Practice is still a lot of work (55+ hours per week, usually). Son is now 23 and has a good palate. Getting back into brewing as a way to stay connected with him and as a way to be a bit creative while I relax. Wife is still very understanding!!!!! Even after 33 years. Looking forward to moving from extract brews with steeped specialty malts to full on all grain.
Michael
    • BME Brewer With Over 20 Brews From United States of America

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Post #8640 made 12 hours ago
Hello
I am Jeremy and live in the netherlands . I am 65 years old and now have find time to get started with a new hobby : brewing
I started this year with making cider and about 60 l is now in the cellar . Now I want to make a start with brewing beer .
I invested in some basic equipement stainless steel kettle (60 l ) gas burner ,Kegs , tubing, malt shredder ) to brew in a bag . All in all I had to buy more than I was thinking of in the beginning, so I hope it will pay off one time .
I am in the proces of starting and I read as much as possible as to brew beer , especially the biab method . so I was glad to find a dedicated website
to this biab method. The Biab methode is interesting for me because I live in an appartement and have limited space . but I have a balcony so I can do the wort boiling and cleaning outside. My first brew will next week and I bought a packet where all in the ingredient are in it to make 20 l of beer . ( the malt has to be grindend first which is what i want because i want to grind myself ).
I have studied food technology 45 years ago and part of it was making beer but I forgot most of it so have to learn all the in and outs again , but that is no problem. keeps me young .
regards
Jeremy from Arnhem (Netherlands )
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Post #8641 made 3 hours ago
Hallo, Jeremy. Welcome to the forum and thanks for the great post.
BIAB will work for you to make beer. You have the background to ensure success. :luck:
Do not crush your grains too finely, you want to break them open but not turn them into flour.
Ask questions when you have them and someone will be here to help.

I visited the Netherlands two years ago and loved it. We rented an apartment near North Church in Amsterdam and walked all over the city. We did the tourist things in Keukenhof and Alkmaar but never got to Arnhem. Maybe next time.

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