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Old 03-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default AG vs BIAB

Whats the difference? Are they the same? Which one would come before the other in terms of difficulty?

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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BIAB is simply a method of making AG beer.

They are not mutually exclusive terms.

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There are many ways to mash/sparge to get your wort in all grain. BIAB is one of them. Its one of the more simple ways in that it uses less equipment, although Ive seen some pimped out BIAB systems also.

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BIAB is all grain brewing it is just another method of all grain brewing. It is easy and cheap to get into so many beginners give it a try before building a mashtun or other multi vessel system.

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Ok so BIAB < AG in terms of equipment/time. Where does partial mashes fit into this? Also what equipment would be required to move from one to the next?

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Ok so BIAB < AG in terms of equipment/time. Where does partial mashes fit into this?
No more partial mashing.

No mash = extract
Partial mash = mini-mash / steeping
full mash = all grain
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Ok so BIAB < AG in terms of equipment/time. Where does partial mashes fit into this? Also what equipment would be required to move from one to the next?

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Partial is where is you are still using LME and DME with steeping grains (partial Mash). Some of the beer kits already have beginners making partial mash.
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Ok so BIAB < AG in terms of equipment/time. Where does partial mashes fit into this? Also what equipment would be required to move from one to the next?

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For equipment, check my sig.
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Partial is where is you are still using LME and DME with steeping grains (partial Mash). Some of the beer kits already have beginners making partial mash.
So I've been making extract beers and they all required steeping speciality grains for about 30 mins before mixing in LME/DME. This is considered partial mashing?
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So I've been making extract beers and they all required steeping speciality grains for about 30 mins before mixing in LME/DME. This is considered partial mashing?
No, that's steeping. It is similar, read the wiki on here for the different terms.
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