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Old 02-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #171
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I've only brewed in a bag a few times, and always used a BIAB recipe. I am bad with keeping notes, so I have no idea what my efficiency is. I need to set up an equipment profile in BeerSmith.



 
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #172
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I usually get 74-76% efficiency with BIAB and a coarse crush from the LHBS crusher. My process looks like this:

-heat strike water
-put bag in pot and stretch over the sides
-scoop in grain and stir continuously (2 people)
-check temps and adjust
-wrap kettle in a blanket and wait an hour
-occasionally I check temps and stir once or twice during that hour
-after the mash, I stir up the grains really well this time, then I collect the bag and pick it up. I let it drain into the kettle until it slows, then I lower it back in the pot, stir, and repeat the draining process.

Usually after the draining has slowed I will put the bag into a fermenting bucket or other vessel and let it continue to drain while I heat up the boil. I let it sit for about 20-30 minutes then I pull out the bag, dispose of the grain (or recycle it for your purposes), and pour that wort into the kettle.

On my last batch with this method I got 74%.

Hope this helps!

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:47 PM   #173
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@TheJasonT, thanks!
What I've done in the past, is take my grain bag out, and sit it inside a colander over a pot. I sqeeze it from the top with a plate, and leave it alone.
While my wort is coming up to a boil, I let the bag drain. Once it hits boiling, I just dump whatever came out from the bag back into my brew pot.

I'll make sure to keep careful track of my numbers today in order to figure out my efficiency.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #174
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Brewed this in a bag, and hit the OG on the nose. The airlock is already bubbling.
Can't wait to drink this.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #175
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Yummy

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:18 AM   #176
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I am going to brew this on Thursday, only a 4 gallon batch though.

Added By: Enf0rc3r
Method: Partial Mash
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 4 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 3 gallons
Efficiency: 55% (brew house)

1.75 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 21.2%
1.75 lb American - Pilsner 37 1.8 21.2%
1.75 lb American - White Wheat 40 2.8 21.2%
1 lb Canadian - Honey Malt 37 25 12.1%
2 lb Dry Malt Extract - Wheat 42 3 24.2%

0.5 oz Tettnanger 60 min 4.5 8.93 Pellet Boil
0.5 oz Tettnanger 10 min 4.5 3.24 Pellet Boil
3 oz Orange Zest 10 min Flavor Boil

I assumed 55% efficiency because this will be my first partial mash. I also bumped up the honey because I love it and wanted the ABV a little higher.

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:49 AM   #177
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Hmmm, honey malt is kinda like crystal: adds a bunch of non-fermentable sugars (hence the sweetness) so you'll get a higher original gravity but you'll also end up with a higher final gravity. So it won't be a real noticeable boost in ABV.

And as far as the efficiency goes, 55% is really low, even for a first time. You may end up with something much stronger than you anticipated.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:14 AM   #178
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Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll scale it back to 1/2 pound. That recipe setup is right from brewers friend.

 
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 PM   #179
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Fermenting was 7 days bottles for three. Day 11 it tasted UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Personal Recommendations:
1. a tad more honey malt
2. Hint of orange extract to make it more robust

 
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #180
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how much priming sugar



 
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