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Old 04-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Pictures of first brew day with eBIAB

Electric panel heating the 58F water up to strike temp


Strike water heating up in the kettle


Homemade yeast slant is propagated up to a yeast starter.


2000 ml yeast starter


In about 20minutes water has reached the correct temperature


Malt crushed up


Mashing in


Removing the grain


I needed 8.7 gallons pre-boil, dang close


Obligatory homebrew while making homebrew. For a year old hoppy wheat it held up nice


Almost to a boil


Measured out the first hop addition. 1oz of Cascade and 1oz of Centennial hops added with 15 minutes left in the boil


While waiting for the boil I package up the spent grain for re-use


First hop addition going in


Measured out second addtion, 1 oz of Cascade and 1 oz of Citra at 5 minutes left in the boil


Measured out the final hop addition, 2 oz of Citra at flameout


Chilling the wort


Was aiming for 1.050


Aerating the wort


Pitching yeast


Mass amount of trub from 6oz of hops


I save all the extra wort that is left over and pressure can to use later in yeast starters


Finishing up



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Old 04-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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Looks great -- way to go! What kind of hop screen are you using in your kettle? I am nearing the end of an eBIAB build and I was planning to gravity feed a CFC but I was concerned it may clog without the pull of a pump. Clearly that is not a problem for you. Thank you!



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I use the blichmann hopblocker. Has always worked very well for me

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8 hours later I have a nice full krausen. In a couple more days I will chill it down and then dry hop with 1 oz of whole citra hops

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just curious, what do you do with the spent grain? interested as to why you are packaging it

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I save it and give it to a lady who makes dog treats with it

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Thanks for the report and pics.

What bag is that you are using that has handles for hoisting? I rather like that.
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Nice eBIAB setup. What is your brew house efficiency for eBIAB? Did it change much compared to traditional AG sparge process?

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Thanks for the report and pics.

What bag is that you are using that has handles for hoisting? I rather like that.
I got mine from http://www.bagbrewer.com/ and have really enjoyed it. It is very strong and cleans easily.
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Nice eBIAB setup. What is your brew house efficiency for eBIAB? Did it change much compared to traditional AG sparge process?
While this was my first eBIAB I got 72% brew house efficiency. I was averaging around 75% before with a traditional sparge and separate vessels. The very slight decrease is an easy price for me to pay with the ease of brewday and clean up. I shaved over an hour off my day with how fast this heats up and comes to a boil.


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