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Old 10-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #1001
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Hello, This weekend I did a (test batch) BIAB 1 gal SMASH with 2 lbs of grain, after holding the bag up and letting it drip for about 60 sec, squeezing the bag made quite a difference in final wort volume, though I didn't measure it, from watching when I squeezed, Im guessing it was about 12 oz or so, sorry guys at the time I wasn't thinking about measuring the volume.

If I do another test batch next weekend, Ill measure the amounts from dripping and also from squeezing.

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Old 10-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #1002
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I am attempting my 2nd batch of BIAB tonight! Brewing a Bells Two Hearted clone. I've done an extract clone of that was very good so it should be interesting to see how this one compares!

My first BIAB turned out OK, but not as good as I was hoping for. I'm tweaking some things to do differently tonight. One major thing is I got a grain mill to crush my grains finer.

I'm anxious to see if my tweaks will produce a better beer and I'm also anxious to see how the AG version of this clone compares to my extract version...


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Old 10-18-2012, 02:26 AM   #1003
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Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere, but a search yielded nothing!

How possible do you guys think it would be to put the grain in a number of smaller grain bags for ease of mash out?

I was thinking of spreading the grain bill between 4/5 smaller grain bags to make the mash out easier on the arms (no pulley for me unfortunately). I could lift each bag out, squeeze them dry(ish) without having to hold the whole lot up in one go.

I don't foresee any problems with it, but you guys are the experts.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:38 AM   #1004
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Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere, but a search yielded nothing!

How possible do you guys think it would be to put the grain in a number of smaller grain bags for ease of mash out?

I was thinking of spreading the grain bill between 4/5 smaller grain bags to make the mash out easier on the arms (no pulley for me unfortunately). I could lift each bag out, squeeze them dry(ish) without having to hold the whole lot up in one go.

I don't foresee any problems with it, but you guys are the experts.
There's a link to a video on a post by sidbedi 2 pages back that addresses this.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:16 AM   #1005
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I just use a colander and pull out about half the grain into another bag in a bucket to drain which makes both bags easier to lift but I never doper than 15-16 lbs.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:04 AM   #1006
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If you are doing small batches or use a number of bags to make it easier to squeeze you could use my method. A coffee cup in each hand and pressing down w/all the weight you can. I began w/1.5 gallons and 4.4 lbs of grain and wound up w/1.3 gallons after squeezing/pressing so to me it's worth the effort.
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Can't wait to try it out this weekend; sorry, it came out so well I had to share.
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Could one use a 5 gallon brew pot for a 3 gallon BIAB?
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #1009
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For a standard ABV beer what is the amount of water needed total? 4.5 gallons or so?


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