Originally Posted by txinga
timbudtwo, could you share your BIAB procedure for this brew? I have the ingredients ready to go. I have paint bags from Lowes and a 5 gallon pot. This would be my first BIAB / All Grain of any kind.
Was my first all grain / BIAB too.
First, I lined my brew pot with my paint liners (I used two just in case.) My brew pot is 7 gallons so I was able to put in almost 5 gallons. I had 6 gallons measured out because I lose about 1 gallon during my boil.
1. Lined the pot
2. Threw in grain
3. Filled with water
4. Brought up to 150 (I was about 149-153 for the entire hour of mash)
During the mash I insulated the pot with a couple towels to keep the heat in. I left a very small hole in the top so that I could have a digital thermometer sitting in the top so I could watch the temp.
5. Stirred about every 5-10 minutes
6. Once mash was done I pulled the bag out and set it in the bucket that had the rest of my water in it. Sparged in that. And by sparge I mean I let that sit till it wasn't piping hot and then had a buddy hold the bag and I squeezed out as much yums from it as I could. (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/squeezing-grain-bag-bad-175179/index2.html#post2029310
) Then I threw all that into the brew pot.
7. Proceed with recipe as normal.
My insulated brewpot, hooked up to my grills NG line.