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Old 12-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #1161
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Ya thats what i have been hearing...

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #1162
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Question: interested in doing a 10 gallon biab. I assume I'll need 15 gallons of water to start. Do I need a 20 gallon pot? Could I get by with a 62 quart pot? Thanks for any help.

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #1163
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You can get away with a 15 gallon pot. Just mash with less water, then after the mash top up with water to your preboil amount.

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #1164
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You can get away with a 15 gallon pot. Just mash with less water, then after the mash top up with water to your preboil amount.
I would "sparge" with the topup water instead of just putting it in. Either dunk sparge or pour through a collinder like item.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #1165
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Double crush is helpful with BIAB.
Or tighten your gap if milling your own. I tightened mine up to .030 and gained 5 points with a single crush as opposed to a double crush on the old setting. It's so fine I'm afraid to double crush it even though I can see some kernels are hopping around the rollers.

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #1166
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Ok. So I can use the 15 gallon pot. Right now I have a 10.5 gallon. I'm gonna purchase one either way either a 15 or 20. If I went with the 20, that would create the most simple system, correct? I just mash with all 15 gallons, heat to 170, wait and pull the bag out. Then start boiling.

Other wise, with a 15 gallon pot, I have to perform other operations.

Is what I'm saying correct?

Sorry if these are basic questions. (Perhaps I should have started a thread.) I've only completed one BIAB--a double IPA, which seems to be going well. 3 more days of dry hopping and then bottle.

Thanks for those who've commented. Your help is appreciated.

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #1167
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Ok. So I can use the 15 gallon pot. Right now I have a 10.5 gallon. I'm gonna purchase one either way either a 15 or 20. If I went with the 20, that would create the most simple system, correct? I just mash with all 15 gallons, heat to 170, wait and pull the bag out. Then start boiling.

Other wise, with a 15 gallon pot, I have to perform other operations.

Is what I'm saying correct?

Sorry if these are basic questions. (Perhaps I should have started a thread.) I've only completed one BIAB--a double IPA, which seems to be going well. 3 more days of dry hopping and then bottle.

Thanks for those who've commented. Your help is appreciated.
What your saying is right! The 20 gallon would make things simpler, but if your stuck with the 15 gallon you can make it work.

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #1168
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Thanks, Antler (and others)!!!

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:48 AM   #1169
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If you are looking for simple, IMO the mashout to 170 is optional...some like it yet others question the need...stir well several times either way though to aid in rinsing the sugars from the grain!

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #1170
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If you are looking for simple, IMO the mashout to 170 is optional...some like it yet others question the need...stir well several times either way though to aid in rinsing the sugars from the grain!
But I thought you needed to do the mashout to 170 for efficientcy (sp?). Could I just add a lb or 2 of grain and skip the mashout?

 
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