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jtswkd 07-16-2012 12:07 AM

First AG, BIAB w/ NB double crush
Just did my first BIAB AG brew and everything looks great! Its a NB Dry Dock Urca Vanilla Porter kit. Hit mash temps exactly, lost 1.5 degrees in 70 minutes, overshot my mashout temp by 7 degrees but still wound up with 78.8% efficiency so not bad!

NB double crushed the grain for me and turned out great, I use a keggle, worked out really well for my first AG brew, wayyyy easier than i thought it was going to be.

My SG wound up at 1.052, target was 1.058 so not too bad, I wound up with a little more than 5 gal so it is expected that the SG would be a little low.

Next time starting with .8 gal less than beersmith says (did .3 less this time) and then will add top off water if need be.

Overall went smooth and can attribute that to all of the helpful threads here on homebrewtalk, the wealth of nfo here is amazing and helped me go from nothing to all-grain in a keggle in 4 batches! Thanks a lot!

Chuckabrewski 07-16-2012 01:03 AM

Congrats i also completed my first AG today. It was awesome and im ready for the next one.

jtswkd 07-16-2012 01:17 AM

I have an english mild in the freezer waiting its turn, gotta kill the american wheat in the keg then it will be time for the mild. Can't wait! In the meantime got my buddy to go get some ingredients for a dead guy clone and we'll be brewing that soon on my equipment and then bottling that one.

ProfessorBrew 07-16-2012 03:29 PM

How did you get NB to double crush the grain? I getting ready to do their Surly Bender AG kit in a BIAB, but I didn't know they would double crush it.

zmad2000 07-16-2012 05:53 PM

I also finished my first all grain yesterday. Congrats on the efficiency mine came in low but thats cause i did a few things wrong. Not sure if i am getting better at brewing but i almost seamed easier to do all grain vs extract.

mateo27 07-16-2012 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by professorbrew
how did you get nb to double crush the grain? I getting ready to do their surly bender ag kit in a biab, but i didn't know they would double crush it.


jtswkd 07-17-2012 09:18 PM

I call in my order. I get 10% off for military discount. The guy on the phone said he couldn't guarantee the packer would double crush but he put a note asking them to. When I do the mild ill take a pic of the crush

ArcLight 07-18-2012 01:36 AM

I placed an order with Midwest supplies. (2 kits)
They double crushed both - no crushing charge.

The thing they cant do is separate the grains into bags, since its pre mixed and bundled together. I was going to hold out the kilned grains from the mash

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