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NWMushroom 11-04-2013 11:14 PM

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Well I've been using the eBIAB system for about 6 months now and am really enjoying it. It took a while to figure out where I want the analog power knob for mash (a feather under 1/2 way / 12 o'clock) and boil (about 1 o'clock gives me a boil off rate of 1g per hour).

I have also incorporated a plate chiller that will chill my wort down to 60 or so in about 7 minutes.

Cleaning is great - I rinse the kettle out, add about 7 gallons of PBW solution, set the temperature to 150 and circulate for 15-30 minutes. I then switch the wort in/out hoses for the plate chiller and do the same again. After that, a rinse of hot water and then I run a couple of gallons of StarSan through both ways for a minute or so. The element gets nice and shiny without needing any scrubbing.

I am getting an efficiency of around 75-80% on brews around 1.050-1.060. In the 1.070 range, I am looking at around 70%. The highest gravity brew I have done on this is an imperial stout (OG 1.085) - I got 60% efficiency, but that was when I was still learning the system.

I brew in the basement with all the windows open. It can get a little steamy, but nothing major. If I owned the place I'd look at getting a vent installed, but I only rent so...

Attached is a picture of my current setup. Any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.


NWMushroom 11-04-2013 11:14 PM

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Well I've been using the eBIAB system for about 6 months now and am really enjoying it. It took a while to figure out where I want the analog power knob for mash (a feather under 1/2 way / 12 o'clock) and boil (about 1 o'clock gives me a boil off rate of 1g per hour).

I have also incorporated a plate chiller that will chill my wort down to 60 or so in about 7 minutes.

Cleaning is great - I rinse the kettle out, add about 7 gallons of PBW solution, set the temperature to 150 and circulate for 15-30 minutes. I then switch the wort in/out hoses for the plate chiller and do the same again. After that, a rinse of hot water and then I run a couple of gallons of StarSan through both ways for a minute or so. The element gets nice and shiny without needing any scrubbing.

I am getting an efficiency of around 75-80% on brews around 1.050-1.060. In the 1.070 range, I am looking at around 70%. The highest gravity brew I have done on this is an imperial stout (OG 1.085) - I got 60% efficiency, but that was when I was still learning the system.

I brew in the basement with all the windows open. It can get a little steamy, but nothing major. If I owned the place I'd look at getting a vent installed, but I only rent so...

Attached is a picture of my current setup. Any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.


meangreen83 01-14-2014 04:57 AM

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My brewery showed up in the mail. The only problem I have is the ground doesn't align with my outlet. The outlet is for my electric stove. I took the male plug apart and it looks like it should be easy to replace the ground. Is this safe? Can I buy the part at a RadioShack?


meangreen83 01-14-2014 04:57 AM

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My brewery showed up in the mail. The only problem I have is the ground doesn't align with my outlet. The outlet is for my electric stove. I took the male plug apart and it looks like it should be easy to replace the ground. Is this safe? Can I buy the part at a RadioShack?



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