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  • Posted in thread: Biab on 04-16-2012 at 06:42 PM
    Mash longer? I usually mash 70 to 75 min stirring every 20 min or so. I mill twice and mash at
    full volume.

  • Posted in thread: BIAB Notes on 04-12-2012 at 05:14 PM
    I only brew 2.5 gallon BIAB batches. I have a five gallon pot and a 3. gallon fermenter and a 3
    gallon carboy. Depending on the final yield i get between 20-24 bottles of beer out of a batch.
    I can't ...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB help on 04-09-2012 at 07:25 PM
    Not sure where the probe is as I don't own a pot with one. I have a 5 gallon pot that I do 2.5
    BIAB batches that I mash on the stove and boil outside. I use a collapsable vegetable steamer
    opened all ...

  • Posted in thread: Magic Hat Clone question on 04-06-2012 at 07:34 PM
    I did a 2.5 gallon BIAB version and used half of the bottle i got from the brewshop when I

  • Posted in thread: Squeeze My Lemon Summer Blonde on 04-02-2012 at 07:22 PM
    I did this as a 2.5 gallon batch a week ago and zested 2 lemons, it's finishing now at
    about1.008 but testing the hydro sample I did not get much of a lemon taste. Maybe next time I
    will try the thin ...

  • Posted in thread: First all-grain BIAB: IPA OG waaay too low on 03-29-2012 at 06:34 PM
    I run my grain through the mill twice. It's DIY at the brewshop. Would suggest not being afraid
    to open the pot and stir. Also a longer mash time may help.I stir it up every twenty minutes
    and usually...

  • Posted in thread: Magic Hat Clone question on 03-19-2012 at 08:22 PM
    The original recipe from the podcast discussion with the brewer called for98 % Marris Otter2 %
    Crystal 80I had a pretty good experience using extract rather than fruit.

  • Posted in thread: Some questions about things I was unaware of on 11-29-2011 at 09:58 PM
    Go here for info on whirlpooling, pictures etcWhirlpooling - Home Brewing Wiki

  • Posted in thread: Howe much water for 1 gallon batch? on 03-22-2011 at 07:29 PM
    If I was going to just do a 1 gallon batch I'd just get a nylon grain bag, use the full volume
    ( about 1.6G including boiloff, grainloss, and trubloss) , and let it drain without sparging.

  • Posted in thread: Pre-Made Bag for Brew in a Bag Method? on 03-17-2011 at 07:42 PM
    The best bet is to just make your own. Voile is cheap, has a fine mesh and durable.Two straight
    seams and the bag is done, fits your pot and lasts. One more seam and youhave a pocket for a