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usafbeerlover 01-26-2013 12:23 PM

Back to Full boils w/extract
 
Greetings everyone,
Just recently got back into 5 gallon extract batches from AG to save some time and keep pipeline going. I have done two before with pretty good results. Any suggestions to the process.

Cheers,
JEff

PackerfaninSanDiego 01-26-2013 12:31 PM

what's the question? you are kind of vague

aiptasia 01-26-2013 12:42 PM

Add steeping grains? Go BIAB?

usafbeerlover 01-27-2013 12:57 AM

I guess I was vague. Do you all steep grains in same 5 gallons or separate? Do you cut bittering hops. Last time I did a full boil with extract it seemed watered down. Is there really a huge taste difference with the two?

usafbeerlover 01-27-2013 12:59 AM

By the way been doing BIAB for about 10 batches and love it. Just been getting alot of gushers for some reason since I moved to AG. Don't know if I am sucking yeast back into the bottles or what. Some batches come out fine some gush. Switched out all my plastics and seemed to curb it for awhile but had a Saison gush this weekend. Taste fine so maybe inadequate mixing of the priming sugar.

mhobs126 01-27-2013 03:16 PM

Not that I'm an expert but my experience of approx. .75gal. Of water per lb of grain gives a steep somewhere around 2.5-3 gal. I then do a full 5 gal. boil adding water to my steeped water accordingly . All of my beers have come out great.

PackerfaninSanDiego 01-27-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usafbeerlover (Post 4830627)
By the way been doing BIAB for about 10 batches and love it. Just been getting alot of gushers for some reason since I moved to AG. Don't know if I am sucking yeast back into the bottles or what. Some batches come out fine some gush. Switched out all my plastics and seemed to curb it for awhile but had a Saison gush this weekend. Taste fine so maybe inadequate mixing of the priming sugar.

at what temp are you fermenting? you should be in mid 60's for ales


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