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Old 09-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #21
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My two cents again, for what it's worth. My typical brew day is about 3 - 3.5 hours long. 10 minutes to get everything out and set up, 10 minutes to bring to strike water, 60-90 minute mash (depending on recipe), 60 minute boil, 30 minute cool down (looking to reduce time with plate chiller), and 15 minute clean up and pack away.

Compared to my buddies who do typical 3 system AG brewing, they average 7 hours. Between setting up 3 kettles, the transferring, lautering, clean up, etc.

I don't know about you, but my time is money. I don't have to extra money to spend on additional equipment and storage, nor do I have the time to spend on long brew days! BIAB was a simple decision, which I have been doing for over a yr now. eBIAB was the most cost effective decision, which I've done numerous brews with now. A bigger initial investment, but pays off in the long run.



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My two cents again, for what it's worth. My typical brew day is about 3 - 3.5 hours long. 10 minutes to get everything out and set up, 10 minutes to bring to strike water, 60-90 minute mash (depending on recipe), 60 minute boil, 30 minute cool down (looking to reduce time with plate chiller), and 15 minute clean up and pack away.

Compared to my buddies who do typical 3 system AG brewing, they average 7 hours. Between setting up 3 kettles, the transferring, lautering, clean up, etc.

I don't know about you, but my time is money. I don't have to extra money to spend on additional equipment and storage, nor do I have the time to spend on long brew days! BIAB was a simple decision, which I have been doing for over a yr now. eBIAB was the most cost effective decision, which I've done numerous brews with now. A bigger initial investment, but pays off in the long run.
I appreciate the time savings also, using BIAB on propane. I also switched to no-chill, and have cut more time from the brew day.


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jeffmeh - You just put your boiling wort into the plastic fermentors? The temp range says no high then 180* range on mine.

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I stir for a whirlpool and let the temperature drop to 190F (the rating on the Winpaks I use). Then I drain into the Winpak. Works great. Dropping to 180F would be fine too, as that is still a high enough temperature to prevent any type of infection. E.g., the pasteurization time for milk at 161F is 15 seconds.

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Nevermind, I just checked my carboys can not exceed 140*. So I have to cool. Do you pitch your yeast at those temps? I usually cool ot 90-100* and pitch at that temp. Haven't found any problems with it.

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I pitch the next day when it has cooled down to recommended pitiching temperatures, which vary by the yeast and recipe. Incidentally, these are the vessels I use for no-chill, all the way through fermentation. http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=31615#additionalinformation



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