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  • Brewed a few extracts in the 1980s and drifted away from it - my son gave me a Mr Beer for Christmas, and I've moved on to a propane fired BIAB setup and looking seriously at going electric... Last few brews were Denny Con's Bourbon Vanilla Porter and Beehive Kolsch.
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  • Posted in thread: BIAB Kettle Size on 06-08-2012 at 03:27 PM
    I aim for 5.5 gallons in the fermenter and do full boils. For heavy beers, my 10 gallon kettle
    is pushing it - I have a little headroom but not much while mashing, no problems with the boil.
    I am buil...

  • Posted in thread: TJTHEBEST's E-BIAB Build! on 05-15-2012 at 10:04 PM
    It is a 3 way switch - seems perfect to me. Switch the alarm to PID until you hit the mash
    temperature, turn it to timer until you are done mashing, turn it back to PID to hit boil or a
    couple degrees...

  • Posted in thread: TJTHEBEST's E-BIAB Build! on 05-14-2012 at 04:53 PM
    P-J, thank you very much for that diagram. You are helping more people than you know. I thought
    I had adding the Auber timer figured out from a few different posts, but this is exactly what I
    want to ...

  • Posted in thread: electric biab setup on 04-29-2012 at 01:43 PM
    My biggest problem (BIAB propane) is holding mash temperatures, even with a reflectix jacket
    and a quilt over top of my ten gallon pot. Are you using the element to add heat while mashing?
    Does it tak...

  • Posted in thread: plastic control panel enclosure question on 04-05-2012 at 07:07 PM
    Carlon E989 Junction box - 12 x 12 x 6.

  • Posted in thread: Want to upgrade brewpot for extract with intent on usign it for all grain in future on 04-05-2012 at 01:13 AM
    May I assume you have ruled out BIAB? I have a ten gallon kettle, and I shoot for 5.5 gallons
    in the fermenter and it can be tight. I have no plans to ever do ten gallon batches, but my
    next kettle wi...

  • Posted in thread: Ball valve on kettle, flow issues (bazooka)? on 04-03-2012 at 02:41 PM
    Hop bag - suspend it over the kettle while the immersion chiller is doing its thing, then
    squeeze. There's only a pint or so of wort in there so it's cool enough to touch in five
    minutes. By then my h...

  • Posted in thread: Best single addition to your brew day procedure on 04-01-2012 at 02:24 PM
    The three tips about bottling in one of the threads here - making some sort of dip tube to get
    all the wort out of the bottling bucket with no tilting or pouring, attaching the wand to the
    bucket with...

  • Posted in thread: Ready or Not E-BIAB Here I Come.... on 03-30-2012 at 02:18 PM
    Thank you. I will be going weldless using Kal's method - with the single gang box like johnodon
    used. I'll be ordering the 15 gallon Bayou Classic with steamer basket tomorrow. (I keep on
    SWMBO's good...

  • Posted in thread: Ready or Not E-BIAB Here I Come.... on 03-30-2012 at 01:10 AM
    I like how you have the control panel at a slight angle. :) Since I won't have a drawer handy,
    I was thinking of possibly putting some rubber feet on the back and making something like a
    lectern that ...