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Old 06-30-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Could I use a standard all grain kit with this method?



 
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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With a big enough, strong enough bag, yes. I wouldn't try an IIPA, but anything up to 1.060 can be done.


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Old 06-30-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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you could do a IIPA in two bags if you wanted, its just a bit more work.

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:16 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I just got a blonde ale kit in and going o be trying this over the weekend

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:16 PM   #5
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good luck, its the best way to go in my opinion

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:20 PM   #6
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If you have a pulley system and a decent bag you'll be fine. Otherwise it all depends on how much soaked grain your arms can handle.

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #7
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I've done 23# of grain in my biab setup. No pulleys, no ladders, no hooks, just my scrawny arms and a clean bin next to the kettle. I lift the bag out and twist it as tight as I can for as long as I can hold it then it goes into the bin where I squeeze the rest out. In the case of that beer, I didn't squeeze a ton out since it would be the 2nd runnings for a partigyle. The weight aspect of biab is often way overstated.

My bag is the voille material that I double stitched on two sides, no signs of seam issues and I've done a dozen or so brews in the bag.


 
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:34 PM   #8
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I use a collander under my bag for support when it's draining. There are no small children at my house, but I would still feel bad about the profanities flying around if my bag broke.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:34 PM   #9
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Oh if you order the kit from one of the vendors here, ask for them to run them through the mill twice if they are doing your milling. I haven't ordered from all of them but the many I have ordered from do a nice job when they double run it for me.



 
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