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Old 04-30-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default BIAB question for a noob

So I am planning a brew in the near future and I am looking to step up to AG using the BIAB method. My question is if a recipe calls for rice hulls in the mash will I still need to use them with the bag method. My instinct in no I won't. But I'm still new and want to make sure. Thanks all.

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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<- noob here, but I'd say use them. Rice hulls stop the mash from gelling. So if you're doing BIAB, I'd imagine you'd increase your effeciency by adding the rice hulls.
Without them you may struggle to extract the sugars a little

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #3
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Rice hulls are used to prevent a stuck sparge, no need for them in a BIAB.

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
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You won't need them. There is no "run off" of wort, you just lift the bag and let it drain. By the way BIAB makes great beer.

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Semi noob here. Rice hulls are to prevent stuck sparges draining through a false bottom or braid in a mash tun. Since you are not draining through the grain bed there is no reason to use rice hulls with BIAB,

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:26 AM   #6
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Thanks guys that's what I thought but just wanted to run it by some experts.

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