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Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-20-2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By dobo
It's easier than you would think with BIAB and...

It's easier than you would think with BIAB and most of us are doing it all the time (see the number of times this thread references a 'mash out' where we raise the temp to make extracting the sugars...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-01-2012, 02:12 PM
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Amen! What we do is a mix of Science and Art. ...

Amen! What we do is a mix of Science and Art. In order to get good beer in the end, you can't cheat the science, but how each brewer goes about doing the science is what makes it an art (I for one...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-14-2012, 02:05 PM
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The one I have (picked up mine from the local HD...

The one I have (picked up mine from the local HD store so the link I provided should be the same thing) has a long handle already. Overall length with handle and mixer head is a few inches past 3'...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-12-2012, 02:48 PM
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Posted By dobo
78% on a 15.5 lb grain bill is a big improvement...

78% on a 15.5 lb grain bill is a big improvement over what you were getting before! Just curious, how much water did you start with this time? (you mentioned adjusting for pH, but not volume)
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Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-10-2012, 12:39 AM
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Posted By dobo
Oh, you are a gluten for punishment... At least...

Oh, you are a gluten for punishment... At least now we know who on the thread to direct our yeast questions at, since I AM convinced that most of those complex things that yeast do besides make...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-09-2012, 07:43 PM
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Posted By dobo
Perfect, I applaud the fact that your PhD field...

Perfect, I applaud the fact that your PhD field really compliments this hobby and unlike others who ask for an explanation of what's going wrong with their brew and expect you to dumb it down and...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-09-2012, 07:19 PM
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Posted By dobo
let's take this a bit closer to reality...

So now that I took you on a stroll down "theoretical lane" you should be able to see that there are things that you can do to improve your efficiency, but I would argue that it's less about what...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-09-2012, 04:07 PM
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Posted By dobo
And you will have to boil to get down to your...

And you will have to boil to get down to your desired volume and SG, which isn't always good either since "Excessively long boils" (still trying to find out the empirical evidence to back this up, or...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-09-2012, 04:03 PM
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Posted By dobo
Do you want the short answer, or should I google that for you

When I was laid up recouping from a surgery, I had plenty of time to read as many brewing books I could get a hold of. You know, the ones that most of us get and just flip to the section that has...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2012, 03:45 PM
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Posted By dobo
If I knew back then what I know now...

I also do "5" gallon batches for variety reasons and since it is plenty for my own consumption (wife won't drink beer, but now she has me doing hard cider since I've got all the gear). It does make...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-06-2012, 03:37 PM
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Posted By dobo
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Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-23-2011, 02:14 PM
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Posted By dobo
I think others have already covered the fact that...

I think others have already covered the fact that tannins are a result of water chemistry and temp so if you are doing a mash out (I would recommend that you do since it helps with the efficiency)...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-13-2011, 06:13 PM
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Posted By dobo
Ditto, except mine was an EPA I racked about a...

Ditto, except mine was an EPA I racked about a week ago and I used Whirlfloc instead.

I have a Cream Ale on tap now that was the first BIAB batch I ever attempted and just blindly trusted what all...
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