Originally Posted by warthog
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