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Old 01-22-2011, 07:54 PM   #11
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Doing a 5 Gallon batch of a Harp Clone right now.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:26 PM   #12
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tomorrow will be a repeat of my honey red ale.. teaching a friend to brew and that's what he wanted to make...I'll get a case of beer and he'll get hands on experience with BIAB
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:31 AM   #13
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I line my MLT with a bag when I use wheat or anything else that might stick the sparge. I guess you could say I MIAB.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:47 AM   #14
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BIAB rules. I use it every time, don't have room for an extra cooler/mash tun and don't need it. I get good efficiency and make good beer.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:08 AM   #15
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I am anxious to give it a shot. Picked up a polyester sheer panel @ BigLots today fro $5. It is huge, enough for many bags. I may end-up cutting in in quarters, and forego the bag route but just using it to hold the grains.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:26 AM   #16
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You don't need to make a bag. You can use a whole sheet pushed into the kettle.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:32 AM   #17
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This is a large sheet, maybe enough to cover a small car.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:56 AM   #18
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HossTheGreat, the bag you're using, is it a 5 gallon paint straining bag?
Nope, using this one http://www.midwestsupplies.com/nylon...arse-mesh.html
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:42 AM   #19
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BIAB rules!
I use it for beers requiring around 10 lbs or less. Place a 2x3ft bag (bigger than I need) and clip it to the sides of my 22qt stock pot. In goes all the grains x 60min. Then place a standard metal colander over stock pot,bag with grains on top, and sparge as normal.
Did a pilsner with about 9lbs and hit my og just fine.
In fact, just did 11.5 lb Belgian on this way although there was a lot of grains on the colander. Again hit my og as planned.
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I use a 17.5 gallon stock pot, and line the included steamer basket with the same 2'x3' nylon bag Hoss the Great linked to in post 18. I use the steamer basket because it's easier to lift out than a big, wet bag. I also don't have to worry about the bag breaking.

I actually posted a thread a while back about my setup with pics.
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