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Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-03-2014, 10:39 PM
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Posted By 1MadScientist
Looks like mine in post #3. While that worked...

Looks like mine in post #3. While that worked good for 5 gallons batches. I do like my 2nd design as indicated by the two black lines for 10 gallon batches.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-01-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 1MadScientist
Two 5 gallon kits from NB is 16 pounds to make...

Two 5 gallon kits from NB is 16 pounds to make 1.040 OG. Just max out your keggle during the mash. You will end up adding about 1 gallon of water BEFORE the boil. That's about 13.75 gallons at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-01-2014, 12:16 AM
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Posted By 1MadScientist
If you are going to dilute the wort, what volume...

If you are going to dilute the wort, what volume and OG is it now, and what OG is the recipe/new OG?

~A Fix Example ~

Wort is 1.070 and the recipe asks for 1.062. Need about 2.5 litres to...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-30-2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By 1MadScientist
Just a guess here. MILLENIUM for 20 IBU ...

Just a guess here.

MILLENIUM for 20 IBU

HALLERTAU, STERLING at 0 mins.

MT. HOOD at dry hops.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-30-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By 1MadScientist
I use BIABacus from BIABrewer.info and it is...

I use BIABacus from BIABrewer.info and it is simple to use.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-26-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 1MadScientist
Does your grain bill weight decrease when you...

Does your grain bill weight decrease when you increase the efficiency number? Efficiency is a variable, not fixed. It depends on the OG.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-26-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 1MadScientist
"The last batch was a head hunter clone recipe...

"The last batch was a head hunter clone recipe from this site, and I got the strongest cidery/sweet flavor yet and virtually no hop presence..."

Could it be that you are doing a concentrated boil...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-13-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 1MadScientist
If you have a taper to it, it comes out, no...

If you have a taper to it, it comes out, no worries.

Visit my photostream in my signature for other photos of this.

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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-11-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 1MadScientist
Open valve wide open, no need to vorlauf. ...

Open valve wide open, no need to vorlauf.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5248/5346729576_1444174214_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/99toqG)12/11/2010 (https://flic.kr/p/99toqG) by Mad Scientist Brewhaus...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-11-2014, 08:47 PM
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Posted By 1MadScientist
I recommend joining biabrewer.info and download...

I recommend joining biabrewer.info and download the BIABacus PR1.3K. There is bugger all kinds of help and support there.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By 1MadScientist
I would yes, because it's a new system. On a 10...

I would yes, because it's a new system. On a 10 gallon batch at flame out you could be off by half a gallon, so it's better to have a higher OG and dilute it down.

Subsequent brews will tell you...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-09-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By 1MadScientist
In Beersmith, the Total Water Needed is based on...

In Beersmith, the Total Water Needed is based on boiling point, not ambient.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By 1MadScientist
4% is the total expansion from ambient to boil,...

4% is the total expansion from ambient to boil, so you have 7.756 at ambient and 8.068 at boil.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-16-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By 1MadScientist
Afterwards... I did a slow mash-out to 170 F...

Afterwards...

I did a slow mash-out to 170 F which took ~16 minutes. After I pulled my bag my gravity reading was... 1.063

I must be doing something wrong, lol.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-15-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By 1MadScientist
Good going C-Rider. Here is one of mine; ...

Good going C-Rider.

Here is one of mine;
30 minutes, my gravity reading was... 1.056 ; 13.8 brix
60 minutes, my gravity reading was... 1.059 ; 14.6 brix
90 minutes, my gravity reading was......
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-14-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By 1MadScientist
You must have been at around 3.43 gallons of...

You must have been at around 3.43 gallons of cooled wort which included the trub. Your gravity was probably at 1.050, because I ran it through a dilution calculator with these numbers; 3.43 g of...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By 1MadScientist
There is no need to pull the bag to get a sample...

There is no need to pull the bag to get a sample imo. I have found that with a good stir (actually I use a potato masher with up and down motions) that by grabbing a sample from outside the bag...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-12-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By 1MadScientist
Could it be the bag? It should be big enough...

Could it be the bag? It should be big enough that your kettle fits inside it.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-09-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By 1MadScientist
You just get more volume. That's it.

You just get more volume. That's it.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-03-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By 1MadScientist
You might want to read more about using water...

You might want to read more about using water from a water softener. Run this through google, "water softener for brewing" to be informed.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-02-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By 1MadScientist
Did you mean you have soft water or that your...

Did you mean you have soft water or that your water is soft because of using a (salt based) water softener?
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By 1MadScientist
It is typical to get an 86% efficiency into boil...

It is typical to get an 86% efficiency into boil with a 1.056 OG brew, if your water, times and temps are right, with BIAB.

Knowing how much water touched your grain during the mash (also from a...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-02-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By 1MadScientist
What was your volume and gravity before you added...

What was your volume and gravity before you added top up water? Did you check the volume and gravity sets during the brew, "beginning of boil" or "flame-out"? Grain bill weight? Amount of water...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-29-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By 1MadScientist
I used the BIABacus. It gives you all this info...

I used the BIABacus. It gives you all this info and MORE.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-25-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By 1MadScientist
For 31 pounds of grain, I would start with enough...

For 31 pounds of grain, I would start with enough strike water so the mash comes up to the welded seam (~11.75 - 11.86 Gal), mash for 90 mins., sparge with (~4.5 - 4.62 Gal) of water (hold some of...
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