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Old 01-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #1231
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In this "method" Spiedel makes a 200 liter machine. It includes a lift arm to winch up the grain.
I have never seen this machine before. Is there a link? Is it the absolute largest batch a person can produce with BIAB?


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Old 01-01-2013, 09:48 PM   #1232
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I have never seen this machine before. Is there a link? Is it the absolute largest batch a person can produce with BIAB?
just google search it. Honestly, if you need to make more than 52 gallons (200 liters) at once, then you really need to step up to pro equipment.


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Old 01-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #1233
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So BIAB is never used in a commercial setting like a micro-brew establishment. How do the Aussies set up their micro-brews, by the american mash-tun, lauter-tun systems?
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:05 PM   #1234
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So BIAB is never used in a commercial setting like a micro-brew establishment. How do the Aussies set up their micro-brews, by the american mash-tun, lauter-tun systems?
lol.. the Germans were making beer with a mash/lauter setup LONG before the Americans. Remember, brewing has been around for thousands of years. BIAB is simply a method of all grain brewing created by aussies for homebrewing beer. Its a low cost alternative to a traditional 3 vessel setup. i would imagine their micro breweries are just like any micro brewery world wide
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #1235
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So the it only for the homebrewers like myself. I have only read through about half of this thread and I understand any thing more then a 20 gallon (10 gallon batch size) is no really viable, possibly because of the weight of the grains. So what is the most grain that would be able to be placed in a kettle with out breaking the pulley system or having some sort of malfunction with the hardware or the wort?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:19 AM   #1236
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Question: I have been doing BIAB for the last 6 months (10 batches or so) & now that its cold as hell outside in New England, I was wondering how to pull this off indoors. My thought was to do the mash in a 7 gallon pot I have with as much water as possible, then split the wort into 3-gal batches in two separate pots to boil on a stove top. What do I need to consider here? Would roughly splitting the hop additions work? I guess I'd need to consider the boil off from two separate vessels instead of one so may need to add water at some juncture of the process. Then just blend after the boil.

Half of me just says suck it up & brew outside to save the hassle, or just brew extract during the winter, but I'd hate to do that if there were alternatives. I don't mind the cold temps for the brewing part - its the cleaning in freezing water that's a bear!

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:22 AM   #1237
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"electric BIAB"
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Edit: Most of the issue revolves around boiling & cleaning. How to boil & clean using two standard sized pots in a typical kitchen sink....
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:28 AM   #1239
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Or possibly stovetop assist w/ a heatstick will easily do a five gallon batch in a ten gallon pot. Or mash inside and boil outside to save some time out of the elements.
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Edit: Most of the issue revolves around boiling & cleaning. How to boil & clean using two standard sized pots in a typical kitchen sink....
Fair enough. Split the boil on the stove top, cool and clean in the bathtub?


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