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Old 06-11-2008, 01:03 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone has heard of this and opinions on it:

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/php...pic.php?t=4650

I'm moving to partial mash next batch and when I return to my hometown going all-grain. This seemed like a neat way to add an extra step in between there or make quicker all-grain batches.

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I remember seeing it posted here around the first of the year or so. Do a search and see if the old thread shows up....

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Ah, I was using the wrong search terms.

For future reference: http://www.homebrewtalk.com//showthread.php?t=52207

Though if anyone has any input beyond that I am all ears.

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That's pretty much how I did my first few partial mashes, but with a smaller boil kettle. They all turned out fine. I don't see why you couldn't do all grain like that if you have a bigger kettle and a big enough bag, though I'm not sure how high your efficiency will be.

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all that seems to be is a no sparge.

his efficiency probably would be in the 50's so he would have to up his grain bill.

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I was just wondering if anyone has heard of this and opinions on it:

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/php...pic.php?t=4650
Yeah, that's how I brew. It works well, and makes very good beer. If you have any specific questions, just ask
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I do it occasionally and it works well. It's definitely a time saver. I actually get pretty decent efficiency using this method, usually between 70 and 75%. This is possibly because you can mill the grain very fine. I generally run it through my mill twice.

We recently had a baby, and my times that I can brew are very limited. When I get the chance to brew, I take full advantage of it and brew two beers at the same time. One with my "proper" AG system, and one with my brew in a bag system.

I've also worked on a method (using the bag) for small batch AG brews on the stovetop, which I did quite a few over the winter.

http://brewing.lustreking.com/articl...pallgrain.html

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I've also worked on a method (using the bag) for small batch AG brews on the stovetop, which I did quite a few over the winter.

http://brewing.lustreking.com/articl...pallgrain.html
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Thanks, Revvy! While 1 gallon AG batches might not be for everyone, I had fun doing them.
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Yes, I've been using one for years. The Very Large Grain Bag method works quite well up to the point where the weight of the grain rips the bag. I have one designed for wine making & have used up to 12 pounds of grain. You can PM in your kettle and get very high efficiencies as well.

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