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Old 06-12-2009, 06:22 AM   #511
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Hey so I tried your thing with the binder clips on the paint strainer bag (was going to use dowels, but saw yours and thought "hmm that looks easier") and it worked great. Thanks for the idea.

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Old 06-18-2009, 02:40 AM   #512
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Did the easy PM brewing again last night and thought ... this is awesome. Thanks again.

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Old 06-18-2009, 06:24 PM   #513
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Great thread. I'm going to try this method soon. What's that RyePA recipe?

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Old 06-20-2009, 08:11 PM   #514
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Hey DeathBrewer. Thanks for this awesome post. After reading through it, I was inspired to start partial mashes and I ordered a couple of mini mash kits from AHS. Not satisfied with the 4 pounds of grain that came with them, I upped the bill to 5.5 pounds and just finished brewing a Two Hearted IPA clone. OG came in at 1.068. Man, I am excited.

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:18 PM   #515
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Hey DeathBrewer. Thanks for this awesome post. After reading through it, I was inspired to start partial mashes and I ordered a couple of mini mash kits from AHS. Not satisfied with the 4 pounds of grain that came with them, I upped the bill to 5.5 pounds and just finished brewing a Two Hearted IPA clone. OG came in at 1.068. Man, I am excited.
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:53 AM   #516
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God this technique sucks! Every brew i have done with technique has given stuck mashes and the beer tastes terrible!

Ha kidding! I owe all the beers that I have brewed thus far to this technique and I have made some pretty ****ing bomb beers. I usually mash around 7# of grain and about 2#s of dry extract. I figured that I would give some feedback on this technique (as if there isnt enough). Once i get a big enough pot i'll be moving to the AG stovetop method. DB I am expecting 85% efficiency on those when I try them!!!!

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Old 06-26-2009, 02:45 AM   #517
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your expecting 85% efficiency with the stove top brew in a bag method?

what are you doing to get such a high efficiency?

most brewers that use BIAB (that i know of) are lucky to hit 70%.

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I stated as low as 60% with the original method. Got 61% the other day. Using more water helps. In the mash and/or in the sparge. It's not the best method for efficiency. I've found my best efficiency in my keggles when I'm doing very large batches (thermal mass...maybe?)

This system is fantastic for easy brewing, and I still use it weekly, but for efficiency, I've found little consistency.

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Question about mash temps..

I used your DIY this weekend to make my variation of your dunkelweizen (thanks) and I had one giant kettle that I usually use for my extract boils on the turkey fryer (its about 7 gal capacity) I heated up 2 gallons in that pot to about 170 put my grains in and the temp didnt really drop that much so I put a little bit of cooler water in there to drop it took a reading with my instant therm. and saw 155 so i put the lid on wrapped the pot in foil a few times and let it sit. When I pulled the lid off after the hour was up I was shocked to see the temperature was actually 160-165ish!!!

What kind of effect can that have on my efficiency?

I also had to use a 2 gallon stock pot with 1 gal at a time for my sparge I hope that it will work out fine....after it was all said and done my OG after my DME and boil was pretty spot on so things *seem* okay. I just hope I dont have a bunch of off flavors from mashing to hot

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I'm wondering if you left the heat on low on your heat source. the technique that most of us use is to turn the heat all the way off and give it a quick blast for a minute or two when the temp drops a couple degrees.

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