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Old 01-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #11
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I do 5 gallon BIAB batches in an 11 gallon kettle and 10 gallon batches in a 15.5 gallon keggle.

An average 5 gallon batch requires about 6.8-7.0 gallons of total water volume. During the mash with the grains in the 6.8-7.0 gallons of water, the grains displace up to a little under the 9 gallon level of the kettle, so you're good with a 10.0 gallon pot.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #12
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Did my first BIAB brew day yesterday. It went great no problems at all. Conventional BIAB procedure with my 15 gallon keg boil pot. My mash efficiency was 85% and I only lost 1 gallon of water to grain absorption.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:56 AM   #13
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I just completed my first two BIAB's (sorta). I didn't want to brew in a paint strainer since no one knows what you are drinking after heating up nylon to 168 degrees (for mash out) so I took my 5 gallon pot and drilled a 1000 holes on the sides and bottom. I then lined the inside with stainless steel mesh (80 threads per inch). I added the grain to that pot and then dropped it in my 9 gallon pot with the heated water. I had a clean beer with no more in the wort than with my all-grain system.

Both were Rogue Hazelnut Brown clone. My efficiency was 72% and then 84% with NO SPARGE.

Better yet was how little time the entire process took. It took me about 5 hours for everything (including cleanup).

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