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wobdee 01-11-2013 09:49 PM

My One Vessel AG System
 
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Here are some pictures of my new modified stainless steel BIAB system. After researching here about the whole BIAB thingy I decided I was going to try it then came across this thread about hop gunk and it gave me an idea.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...p-gunk-352293/

I figure if it works for straining hops why not grains so I talked with Chad and came up with this 400 micron s/s mesh basket to fit my 8gl Megapot. He also built a round disc with handle to help squeeze the grains while draining.

I do 2.5 gl batches on top of a 1800w induction plate. Also have a 4x10" hop basket which works great. The work quality is great, thanks Chad!

I'll post some more pictures next week when I brew my first batch.


wobdee 01-11-2013 09:49 PM

My One Vessel AG System
 
5 Attachment(s)

Here are some pictures of my new modified stainless steel BIAB system. After researching here about the whole BIAB thingy I decided I was going to try it then came across this thread about hop gunk and it gave me an idea.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...p-gunk-352293/

I figure if it works for straining hops why not grains so I talked with Chad and came up with this 400 micron s/s mesh basket to fit my 8gl Megapot. He also built a round disc with handle to help squeeze the grains while draining.

I do 2.5 gl batches on top of a 1800w induction plate. Also have a 4x10" hop basket which works great. The work quality is great, thanks Chad!

I'll post some more pictures next week when I brew my first batch.


wobdee 01-11-2013 09:49 PM

My One Vessel AG System
 
5 Attachment(s)

Here are some pictures of my new modified stainless steel BIAB system. After researching here about the whole BIAB thingy I decided I was going to try it then came across this thread about hop gunk and it gave me an idea.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...p-gunk-352293/

I figure if it works for straining hops why not grains so I talked with Chad and came up with this 400 micron s/s mesh basket to fit my 8gl Megapot. He also built a round disc with handle to help squeeze the grains while draining.

I do 2.5 gl batches on top of a 1800w induction plate. Also have a 4x10" hop basket which works great. The work quality is great, thanks Chad!

I'll post some more pictures next week when I brew my first batch.


wobdee 01-11-2013 09:49 PM

My One Vessel AG System
 
5 Attachment(s)

Here are some pictures of my new modified stainless steel BIAB system. After researching here about the whole BIAB thingy I decided I was going to try it then came across this thread about hop gunk and it gave me an idea.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...p-gunk-352293/

I figure if it works for straining hops why not grains so I talked with Chad and came up with this 400 micron s/s mesh basket to fit my 8gl Megapot. He also built a round disc with handle to help squeeze the grains while draining.

I do 2.5 gl batches on top of a 1800w induction plate. Also have a 4x10" hop basket which works great. The work quality is great, thanks Chad!

I'll post some more pictures next week when I brew my first batch.


wobdee 01-11-2013 09:49 PM

My One Vessel AG System
 
5 Attachment(s)

Here are some pictures of my new modified stainless steel BIAB system. After researching here about the whole BIAB thingy I decided I was going to try it then came across this thread about hop gunk and it gave me an idea.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/new-...p-gunk-352293/

I figure if it works for straining hops why not grains so I talked with Chad and came up with this 400 micron s/s mesh basket to fit my 8gl Megapot. He also built a round disc with handle to help squeeze the grains while draining.

I do 2.5 gl batches on top of a 1800w induction plate. Also have a 4x10" hop basket which works great. The work quality is great, thanks Chad!

I'll post some more pictures next week when I brew my first batch.


wobdee 01-11-2013 09:50 PM

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Here's another pic of my chiller along side of my hop basket.


wobdee 01-13-2013 03:25 PM

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I would also like a report on how this works out. I was talking to Chad about getting one for 5G batches.

In the last pic on the first post, what are those tabs on the edge of the kettle that appear to be holding the basket up?
There are two tabs welded to the bottom so I can hang the basket on the side of the kettle for draining.

wobdee 01-15-2013 06:55 PM

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Ok, did a batch of Black IPA today and it worked great! I did screw up the mash temps by leaving the heat on and it shot up from 150 to 165 and I had to scramble to cool it down with ice cubes, oops. Next time I'll just turn the heat off and cover.

The 400 micron basket worked great for draining except for a little dribble over the edge when I set it on the edge of the kettle. It also cleaned up real easy.

I ended up with 70% efficiency when I was shooting for 75% but that could of been my fault from the mash temps or not attempting a finer crush? Probably could of used a little more water as well, mash was kind a thicker than I wanted.

Overall I'm pretty impressed and I'm going to try again Thursday.


wobdee 01-15-2013 06:55 PM

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Ok, did a batch of Black IPA today and it worked great! I did screw up the mash temps by leaving the heat on and it shot up from 150 to 165 and I had to scramble to cool it down with ice cubes, oops. Next time I'll just turn the heat off and cover.

The 400 micron basket worked great for draining except for a little dribble over the edge when I set it on the edge of the kettle. It also cleaned up real easy.

I ended up with 70% efficiency when I was shooting for 75% but that could of been my fault from the mash temps or not attempting a finer crush? Probably could of used a little more water as well, mash was kind a thicker than I wanted.

Overall I'm pretty impressed and I'm going to try again Thursday.


wobdee 01-15-2013 06:55 PM

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Ok, did a batch of Black IPA today and it worked great! I did screw up the mash temps by leaving the heat on and it shot up from 150 to 165 and I had to scramble to cool it down with ice cubes, oops. Next time I'll just turn the heat off and cover.

The 400 micron basket worked great for draining except for a little dribble over the edge when I set it on the edge of the kettle. It also cleaned up real easy.

I ended up with 70% efficiency when I was shooting for 75% but that could of been my fault from the mash temps or not attempting a finer crush? Probably could of used a little more water as well, mash was kind a thicker than I wanted.

Overall I'm pretty impressed and I'm going to try again Thursday.



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