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Old 08-15-2012, 11:19 PM   #41
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:22 PM   #42
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BIAB e-kettle w/ hoist...can't get any more compact AFAIK?
i've never heard of BIAB e-kettle. i'll have to look into that.
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ah, just read the e-biab thread. definitely a space saver, may save me a few bucks too.... may have to stay with 5g batches. has anyone done this with 10g batches? how big a kettle do you need for that?

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Old 08-16-2012, 12:40 AM   #44
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ah, just read the e-biab thread. definitely a space saver, may save me a few bucks too.... may have to stay with 5g batches. has anyone done this with 10g batches? how big a kettle do you need for that?
I have done 15 gal batches in a 20 gal pot, but would advise a 25 gal. pot for 15 gal. Rule of thumb for me is kettle should be double batch size unless brewing big beers. BIAB does have limitations, as gravity increases, a dunk sparge helps efficiency. Can be very simple or involved as well...simple would be say a 4500w element running at 100% for 10 gal batches...shut off power at strike temp, mash, lift bag and run 100% for the boil. Involved would be recirculating w/ pumps and pids and heat exchangers etc. etc.

Best of luck w/ the redhead...very funny btw...and you don't look easily intimidated which only makes it more humorous
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #45
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i've done a little more reading on biab. its a lot like what i did before i made the jump to all grain, as i steeped specialty grains in my extract on the stove. i see a way to be even more minimalistic. instead of racking to a fermentation bucket after chilling, just pitch into your brew kettle, and slap on a tight fitting lid with an airlock on it! heck, if you had a pressure tight lid with ball/pin lock fittings you could pressurize it, blow out the trub and stick in in your beer fridge (though, racking somewhere in there might be a good plan).

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well, it has been a long time (too long) but i've finally finished my kettles and stand. i still need to build the controller, i will work on that after the kids are in bed.

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/my-...7/#post5366013

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