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Old 03-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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I recently moved to doing 10 gallon batches and I knew it would increase the amount of beer that we have available, but didn't realize how cool it would be to experiment. An example I've done so far is dry hopping one and not the other for a comparison (and it really is pretty amazing how different the two beers are).

I'm brewing our black ipa recipe next and half of the batch will go on tap and the other to a 6 month secondary with vanilla beans and bourbon. I've also though about brewing a lager and fermenting one at 45-50F degrees and the other at 66F. How different will they taste? Anyway.. good times.

Here is a post of my 10 gallon BIAB process filled with pictures if anyone wants to check it out.

http://www.brewgeeks.com/a-biab-brewday-tknice.html

I'll also link our brew in a bag summary so people who are considering trying out BIAB can see the basic steps. Thanks to Deathbrewer and his thread which got me started!

http://www.brewgeeks.com/brew-in-a-bag-summary.html

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to help if I can.

Cheers!

EDIT: Our blog is updated daily as well so feel free to post comments!
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Very nice process, photos and narrative. I really like your mission statement..."My goal has always been to brew great beer while minimizing time and equipment and above all, find a process that works for me."

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What kind of efficiency are you getting? BIAB is my next step, I've been extract brewing for a few years.

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What kind of efficiency are you getting? BIAB is my next step, I've been extract brewing for a few years.
Typically 70-80%. One thing we've noticed is that we need to mash a bit longer. We mash for 75 minutes as opposed to 60 but its a small tradeoff for all of the benefits.
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Very nice process, photos and narrative. I really like your mission statement..."My goal has always been to brew great beer while minimizing time and equipment and above all, find a process that works for me."
Thanks wilserbrewer. Nice bags btw!
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What kind of efficiency are you getting? BIAB is my next step, I've been extract brewing for a few years.
I'm getting around 75%. I know people report higher efficiencies with biab but I haven't consistently seen it. I mill the grains and I think the crush looks good.
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Thanks for the picture narrative. You did a really nice job!

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Wow, that's a really good idea for draining the bag. I have a pulley system set up but my perforated pot is pretty small. It gets hard to fit a large grain bill in there and I don't get to squeeze as much out as I would like. I might have to steal your idea!

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Nice job, I really took a lot of information from posts like this when learning BIAB, I'm sure it's super helpful!

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Great job on the details! One question - why do you switch back and forth between fermenters when filling from the BK?

I do 10 gallons batches. I currently fill one then the other. Just wondering if I am missing something...

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