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Posted in thread: 10 gallon biab on 09-26-2016 at 07:29 PM
I do 10 gallon BIAB batches.I hold back several gallons of water and mash thicker (but still
less thick than traditional mashes). I used to squeeze the bag but now I use a pulley, let it
hang 5 minute...
Posted in thread: Grill grate for a bag rest? on 09-22-2016 at 12:09 AM
My opinion fwiw....A ratchet pulley works great with least potential spillage. Some love using
a grill grate idk.I second this.I have a grate and have used it for years but ...Gravity works
Posted in thread: Toying with no secondary on 05-01-2016 at 03:25 AM
So how many are using a bottling bucket for primary fermentation? I am leaning to that and if
the first bottle or two has to much yeast oh well... I use a hop bag so no hop debris to speak
of.I don't ...
Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 05-01-2016 at 03:13 AM
Finer crush = greater surface area. A very coarse crush takes longer to gelatinize and for the
water to penetrate and for conversion to take place.A fine crush, allows for faster
conversion.If you hav...
Posted in thread: Toying with no secondary on 04-30-2016 at 03:30 AM
I only use a secondary when using fruit puree.I now cold crash and dry hop in the primary.
Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-30-2016 at 03:26 AM
It's not a theory, it's scientific fact. The tighter the crush, the smaller the grains, and the
faster the conversion.Thus it's possible to have faster and more complete conversion that you
Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-26-2016 at 07:58 PM
Yup, it can happen. Smaller particle, with more surface area, can convert faster. Thus Beta
Amylase acting on small particles in a hot mash (156+) may have time to convert, while large
particles wont ...
Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-26-2016 at 07:57 PM
What you say is exactly my point. With small grains (i.e. a tight crush) there is more surface
area and thus conversion can happen faster.If you don't want that, because you are mashing hot,
you may s...
Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-18-2016 at 04:03 PM
A Con of BIAB is with a tight crush, you can get conversion very quickly. If your recipe calls
for a hot mash (and a less fermentable wort), like 156, you may get a more fermentable wort
than you expe...
Posted in thread: Pros and Cons of BIAB on 04-18-2016 at 03:59 PM
One thing I've struggled with in BIAB is cloudy beer. If I use a finer crush, I get cloudier
beer. If I don't, I get less efficiency. I've had moderate success with cold crashing/Gelatin
fining, but i...