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Old 01-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #11
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Thank you all for the answers, seems that size can be an issue when brewing biab (actually speidel have 200liter and also 500 liter) equipment...i think i will continue with three vesle, mainly because i allready know the process.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:48 AM   #12
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I'm a big fan of 1 and 2 vessel brewing setups but don't even consider BIAB on larger batches. You'll hate it. Beyond the mess and weight of it all, it also really takes away the spirit of BIAB. Instead of just using a bag, you need to have a basket so you don't keep ripping bags, then a winch, etc it just makes it just as complex as adding a proper mash tun IMHO.

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:28 AM   #13
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I'm a big fan of 1 and 2 vessel brewing setups but don't even consider BIAB on larger batches. You'll hate it. Beyond the mess and weight of it all, it also really takes away the spirit of BIAB. Instead of just using a bag, you need to have a basket so you don't keep ripping bags, then a winch, etc it just makes it just as complex as adding a proper mash tun IMHO.
I do mostly 5 gallon BIAB batches, but I could certainly do a 10 gallon batch without a basket, a winch, or a real worry about the bag ripping. I slide a round grill grate under the bag when I lift it, so I can rest it over the kettle. Works for me. Another trick is to drain the kettle into a bucket or two before lifting the bag, if you need to lighten the bag before lifting.

I have posted this before but here is 26 lbs. of grain and 12 gallons of water in a 15 gallon pot, yielding 6 gallons of a high-gravity RIS our club brewed a couple of years ago for the Big Brew Day. I tend to be well suited for lifting heavy things.

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Old 01-18-2013, 06:39 AM   #14
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Another option that i went with and currently making is a 2 vessel electric Brutus 20, its a little less expensive than a full 3 vessel, and similar in style to BIAB. I use to do BIAB before I started building this setup

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