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Old 11-25-2010, 01:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for the post. I have been wondering about the possibilities of all grain in a stovetop-type setup. Thanks for the inspiration. Are you using the 30qt kettle that came with the propane burner? I am seeing a lot more BIAB threads so I will get researching lol!
Yes, I used the "30" qt that came with the burner for the mash tun and boil kettle. And I used a "20"qt for the sparge. Once the grain bag is out of the mash tun/boil kettle, I just dumped the sparge into the "30"qt for the boil.

I high-lighted those sizes because they're not. I knew I'd be right on the edge of capacities and I was marking volumes on story stick for later use with the boil and that's when I found out that the 30qt pot is really only about 28qts and that my 20qt was really only about 18. So, I suddenly had to recalculate how much water I could use for each of the steps because that effectively took away my head room.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:03 PM   #12
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Do dogs like the treats made from spent grain? Never heard of that???

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:37 PM   #13
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Hey, that's pretty sharp- using a bag to lift the grain out of the mash tun and plopping it right into your sparge water. I bet its a timesaver too. I might try that some time. Thanks for posting this.

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Old 11-28-2010, 04:36 PM   #14
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Do dogs like the treats made from spent grain? Never heard of that???
Yes, very much. My fat lab, Simon Thewonderdog, loves them. But, I also took some to a friends, they have 5 dogs, and their dogs pretty much stood in line for them. Plus, I plan to give some to a neighbor that has a kennel of hunting dogs. Got the recipe here


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Hey, that's pretty sharp- using a bag to lift the grain out of the mash tun and plopping it right into your sparge water. I bet its a timesaver too. I might try that some time. Thanks for posting this.
Yup. My total all grain brew time, with a 70 minute mash, 15 minute sparge, and 60 minute boil (2hr 25min) was 4 hours 30 minutes. BTW, that was spot on with what I estimated with Beersmith. And I could cut it down a bit more but I don't think that's really all that bad.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:51 PM   #15
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Yes, very much. My fat lab, Simon Thewonderdog, loves them. But, I also took some to a friends, they have 5 dogs, and their dogs pretty much stood in line for them. Plus, I plan to give some to a neighbor that has a kennel of hunting dogs. Got the recipe here
LOL I saw the heaading of that thread and thought it was for making "real" cookies and never looked at it.

BTW what size bag ar you using?

My paint strainer bag barely fit my turkey fryer pot when I did a batch for the first time thanksgiving day. Managed to hook it on the handles but would like a bigger bag.
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I just assembled my new second turkey fryer, and found out that is has that stupid timer on it. I am planning on disassembling it and getting a threaded pipe adapter that fits to get rid of the timer. I got "burned" a few times today, when the flame went out. What a total PIA, osha POS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How the heck are we supposed to boil off our wort with a damn 20 minute timer, that only runs 15 minutes (one time). I'm going to tear it apart and get rid of the timer. PERIOD.

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:42 PM   #17
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LOL I saw the heaading of that thread and thought it was for making "real" cookies and never looked at it.

BTW what size bag ar you using?

My paint strainer bag barely fit my turkey fryer pot when I did a batch for the first time thanksgiving day. Managed to hook it on the handles but would like a bigger bag.
Well, you could eat them. But, to me, they tasted like cardboard with a hint of peanut butter in the finish.

I use a 5 gallon bag for the grain, and a 1 gallon bag for the hop spider. I've got kinda a tall skinny pot but the bag fits quite well, just over the lip and holds nicely. When I sparge in the smaller pot, I pull the bag down over the handles just to pull it a bit tighter.


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I was going to disassemble the timer but just ended up using a couple zip ties to hold the knob. The zip ties can be lifted to let the knob work again, no permanent damage. Though, one of these days, I'll probably still take it completely apart. There's a couple pictures in that thread that show how I zip tied it. But, in no way am I telling you to defeat your safety feature for convenience.
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I would like to try this. How do you know how much mash and sparge water to use? Thanks!

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Old 02-28-2011, 08:44 PM   #19
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I work much the same except I do the actual mash in an insulated cooler. While my calculated efficiency seems rather high (>80%) I am left to wonder about the sticky sweetness I discover in the spent grains.

That's a good idea bout making a small beer from it but I would like to know if this residual stuff is typical for BIAB or even full on AG methods.

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When I've done the brew in a bag, the grains are sticky but I suspect it's from the proteins instead of the sugars.

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