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Old 06-12-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default BIAB Recipe Adjustments

Is a BIAB'er typically able to brew a standard MLT recipe without adjustment in terms of grain bill?

As I understand it, it should be successful on paper. Thinner mash offset by possibly finer grind, or something.

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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Pretty much.

You will still have to adjust recipes for your efficiency, though. That's something you'll have to pin down through trial and error.

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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If this is your first shot at it, up the grain bill about 10 - 15%. Normally, a recipe is based upon 75% efficiency. Your first shot at BIAB, I'll guess you'll get somewhere around 65%. It's always better to be a little over than a little short.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:24 AM   #4
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When I do BiaB with a mash out, I hit 75% pretty much everytime.
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