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Old 05-18-2013, 02:18 AM   #1601
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I am with you gnarly


I have only completed 2 batches and love BIAB and am also already sick of bottling and have bought a keg and co2 tank for my next batch.

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:34 AM   #1602
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I don't quite get when you say splitting up the 10 gal batch. You are just doing two 5 gal batches back to back days. I'd make separate starters and ferment separately. You're just doing 2 batches of the same recipe. No need to make it complicated.

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:27 AM   #1603
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mtnagel,

I couldn't brew a 10-gallon batch all at once. I can get a larger fermentation bucket, but not another stockpot! Right now I am thinking "lawnmower beer", something that will be tapped often.

I see I am getting a little edgy. I need to brew pretty soon!

ChrisL,

When bottling days started to get longer, and more and more room was dedicated to bottles, and occasional flat uncarbed bottles appeared, it was time to change. The CO2 should help minimize all the problems.


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Old 05-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #1604
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I don't quite get when you say splitting up the 10 gal batch. You are just doing two 5 gal batches back to back days. I'd make separate starters and ferment separately. You're just doing 2 batches of the same recipe. No need to make it complicated.
Doing two successive brews and one fermentation is known as a Texas two step, I have done it and it works! JMO but doing two seperate starters and two seperate batches is complicated in my world! Do keep an eye on fermentation temps, with a larger batch size comes more heat generated from fermentation.

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:42 PM   #1605
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I made the move to BIAB amoth ago when I reformulated my IPA from extraxt to all grain. I can't believe the difference! This thread was very helpful!

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I made the move to BIAB amoth ago when I reformulated my IPA from extraxt to all grain. I can't believe the difference! This thread was very helpful!
This is how it was for me as well. I thought the beer I was making using extracts were good. That is until I made my first AG doing BIAB...
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #1607
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I pulled a sample on friday after a week in the bottle (I'm so impatient it isn't even funny). I had the sample when I was botling and thought "when this is cold and carbed, its going to be great." I had it cold and the carb was coming through, and immediately sent out a batch text to all my IPA drinking friends about it. Nedless to say this stuff won't last long. I think I should get to brewing a second and third batch soon!

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Old 05-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #1608
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mtnagel,

I couldn't brew a 10-gallon batch all at once. I can get a larger fermentation bucket, but not another stockpot! Right now I am thinking "lawnmower beer", something that will be tapped often.

I see I am getting a little edgy. I need to brew pretty soon!

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Doing two successive brews and one fermentation is known as a Texas two step, I have done it and it works! JMO but doing two seperate starters and two seperate batches is complicated in my world! Do keep an eye on fermentation temps, with a larger batch size comes more heat generated from fermentation.
Sorry, but still not getting it. So you are fermenting the 2 batches in 1 container that is 10 gal+?

I've done 10 gal batches (partial boil extracts) with one starter before and fermented in 2 six gal buckets. Now that I'm doing full boil BIAB AG, I still don't see why it's so bad to just make 2 batches and ferment separately. So what is the advantage to this method?

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This is how it was for me as well. I thought the beer I was making using extracts were good. That is until I made my first AG doing BIAB...
I just tasted my very first BIAB AG beer and it was awesome. If this is a sign of things to come, I can't wait to do more BIAB!
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I just tasted my very first BIAB AG beer and it was awesome. If this is a sign of things to come, I can't wait to do more BIAB!
Now I need to reformulate all my extract recipes...oh well.
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It's a lot easier than you think

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