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Old 07-20-2012, 11:46 PM   #791
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This is what happens when you biab cream of three crops using Ontario Beer Grains with no irish moss, no whirlpool, and no worflock. Perfect, clear beer with 75% efficiency!





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Old 07-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #792
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Did my first all grain / BIAB brew last night!
77% effeciency! My apartment smells awesome still!



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Old 07-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #793
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Did my first all grain / BIAB brew last night!
77% effeciency! My apartment smells awesome still!
congrats! and welcome to BIAB all grain brewing!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #794
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I am doing my first BIAB this weekend, and following this DFH90 min clone: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/dogfish-head-90-minute-clone-260675/
The recipe is written for 70% efficiency. Do you think I have a good time of hitting that my first time out? I was planning on getting the grains double milled at the LHBS

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #795
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I am doing my first BIAB this weekend, and following this DFH90 min clone: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/dogfish-head-90-minute-clone-260675/
The recipe is written for 70% efficiency. Do you think I have a good time of hitting that my first time out? I was planning on getting the grains double milled at the LHBS
can you hit 70%... sure. as long as those grains are double crushed and you do a good 90min mash. that's is a lot of grain so I hope you have a large kettle and a way to suspend the bag.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #796
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I've got a 11gal pot, and it has the lobster cage insert which I am planning to suspend my voile bag from. 90 minutes is a long time though... was hoping to do 60 with a 10 minute mash out. Is it more likely I end up in the 60's?

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #797
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I've got a 11gal pot, and it has the lobster cage insert which I am planning to suspend my voile bag from. 90 minutes is a long time though... was hoping to do 60 with a 10 minute mash out. Is it more likely I end up in the 60's?
do the 90 minutes, it gives you an extra 30 minutes to get everything ready for the boil. even with a 90 minute mash and 90 minute boil you can be done in 4 hours (including cleanup if you clean as you go)
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #798
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you could even do 80 with a 10 minute mashout...

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #799
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I have to 2nd MysticMead regarding a way to suspend the bag with a heavy grain bill. The recipes I've done are usually 10-12 lbs & lifting the bag out to drain is tough when fully absorbed w/ water. For a large grain bill, definitely take that into account as holding huge weight for 5ish mins above the kettle would not be easy on the back!

Also, keep in mind that when you lift the bag out, if doing so manually, the bag & liquid are very hot! As I use a converted keg, I have to kind of maneuver the bag to get out of the opening in the top requiring me to grab a lower section of the bag - invariably scorching myself. A pair of gloves would be recommended...

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Or you can do the double bag trick and deal with half of the grain bill at a time. However, be aware that it means stirring and manipulating two bags rather than one for the entire mashing process. I have done it a couple times and find it to be a good solution. I still like to use a rope and pulley to hold the bags for squeezing. Just avoids unnecessary spills and scalding.



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