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Old 05-27-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default Full-Volume BIAB brewing with photos

I brewed my very first BIAB Saturday. I want to thank HBT, for it was here where I discovered this method, Aussie forum BIABrewer.info, and I read that very long HBT thread... you know the one. I brewed Lil' Sparky's Nut Brown Ale. It's my favorite. I use Simpsons golden naked oats as a substitution. I also went with the No Chill cube.

I converted a keg and got the fittings from bargainfittings.com.

I don't know if I will ever go back to my 10 gallon pot and chiller any more.

I started brewing in 2006. My photos here on Flickr start in 2010. Anyways, here's my link;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/madscientistbrewhaus/

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Old 05-27-2011, 03:43 AM   #2
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Love your setup. Wish I could sweet-talk your mom into making a bag like that for me...

Nice work!

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That looks great! Your design is a simple solution to clearing the narrowed opening on a sanke keg.

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Very nice!

Would you care to detail your mash process please?

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What is a no chill cube?

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That looks great! Your design is a simple solution to clearing the narrowed opening on a sanke keg.
I joined the BIABrewer.info forum where I found this formula for design/shape of the bag; http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=37. I came up with the idea of making it parallel at the 20" height (to the top of the 12" opening). It conformed to the sides very well when I did a dry test fitting (sac rest position). The formula called for a 13 1/2" bottom (because it was based on the 16" diameter), I made it 12" because of the 12" opening. This cone shape works very well, IMO.
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What is a no chill cube?
No Chill is the transferring of your wort after flame out (about 190-200 degree F) to a #2 HDPE plastic container and let it set over night to cool slowly down to ambient temperature.

I have a friend that is a cashier at Walmart. She checked on the status of the Culligan water filled cubes, but was out of stock for over 3 weeks straight. I went ahead an ordered these 5 gallon heavyweight carboys; http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...2694&catid=816.
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Would you care to detail your mash process please?
I did the basic mash-in at 154 degrees for 1 hour. I fidgeted over the hot pot for awhile. I used Bob's method here; http://www.stempski.com/biab.php. The weather was 82 degrees and high humidity which makes it worse than it is. I heated up the mash a second time, about half way through.
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Love your setup. Wish I could sweet-talk your mom into making a bag like that for me...

Nice work!
Thanks Seven. I like your photos and write-up!

No chance on making bags for others. She's 82 years old and doesn't need this to fill her time, she makes baby hats for a hospital, think about 2,000 so far.


I do have 2 bags for sale..............but they will NOT fit the Sanke....not looking to get much for them. I will sell both for $10 plus shipping. Same basic shape except they are 24" top, 13" bottom, 21 1/2" height (angle) and 34" height. They have a casing to string a cord through....cord not included, double stitched, (1)zig-zag outside and (2) straight stitched inside.

Edit: Bags are sold
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Madscientist, love your Yuengling sticker on your keggle

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