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Old 02-12-2009, 04:47 AM   #1
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I would like to know how first wort hopping works when doing all-grain BIAB? I dont plan on doing it for my first AG brew, but would like to know for future reference. Thanks.

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Old 02-12-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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I know this isn't the answer to your question, but you can set up an AG setup for relatively cheap, and I think that's clearly a better alternative to BIAB.

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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First Wort Hopping works the same no matter how you mash, because it has nothing to do with the mash tun. You put hops in the kettle and run off into the kettle. That has nothing at all to do with whether you've got a false bottom or BIAB setup.

Remember: grain go in mash-tun; hops go in kettle.

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:32 PM   #4
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So, they are added to the mash and steped while you are sparging the grains? Do they have to be removed at all? Sorry for all the questions.

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First Wort Hopping works the same no matter how you mash, because it has nothing to do with the mash tun. You put hops in the kettle and run off into the kettle. That has nothing at all to do with whether you've got a false bottom or BIAB setup.

Remember: grain go in mash-tun; hops go in kettle.

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But the kettle is the mash tun in BiaB

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So, they are added to the mash and steped while you are sparging the grains? Do they have to be removed at all? Sorry for all the questions.

Eric
I've never FWHed a BiaB, but I'd do it right after you pull the grain bag out.
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But the kettle is the mash tun in BiaB.
I use a cooler for my Brew in a Bag. It is just easier than building/buying a false bottom.

But i have no idea about the hopping issue.
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I put them in the kettle as soon as I lift the bag out.

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I put them in the kettle as soon as I lift the bag out.
That is what I think. Once you remove the grains and put them in kettle 2 to sparge, add the hops to kettle 1.
They will be in the kettle from before it boils and extract some of the goodness at a lower temp than boiling. However, they do stay in for the remainder of the boil.
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Yep I think the point of FWH is to have the hops in while you bring your wort to a boil, and that way you get some flavor compounds locked in, then you boil those for 60-90 min whatever. So I agree that you throw them in right after pulling the bag out.

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But the kettle is the mash tun in BiaB
Whoops! See what happens when you miss a crucial point?

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I've never FWHed a BiaB, but I'd do it right after you pull the grain bag out.
There you go! Problem solved, question answered.

Bob

P.S. I use a cooler, too, and basically use the bag to replace the false bottom or manifold.
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