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Old 01-09-2013, 06:14 PM   #1271
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One question though, if you don't have the turkey frying basket what do you do? Just hang the bag by itself?
yep, that's what I do. you can also place a replacement Weber grill cooking grate over you pot and sit the bag on it to let drain, place in a colander and let drain over the kettle or a second pot (did this before installing a rope and pulley). I have used my pulley to hang my original grain bag that my wife made (last weekend when doing 2 BIABs at once) as well as the bag I got from CustomBIAB which has built in handles for doing exactly that.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:45 PM   #1272
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...As for trub I don't usually worry about it, let it all go into the fermenter. A couple of times I cleaned my grain bag after the mash, and put it into my fermenter. Transferred the wort into the fermenter and then pulled the bag out, all the trub stayed in the bag. Works good but I didn't see any real benefits compared to leaving trub in the fermenter.
I could see doing this as far as getting the hot break material out of the wort but you'd still have to deal with a majority of trub due to cold break material.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:02 AM   #1273
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I could see doing this as far as getting the hot break material out of the wort but you'd still have to deal with a majority of trub due to cold break material.
What he described was after cooling so the cold break would also be removed. Although there's no reason to worry about the trub.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:22 AM   #1274
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Sorry, I have another question. Would a 40 lb grain bill fit into a 5 gallon pot, or a 10 gallon cooler? I am thinking about high gravity beers that are over 1.090. I understand that I could take out the grain and sparge or add DME to increase the efficiency, but I like the idea of grain instead of adding extract more. I am seriously thinking about this and want to cover all the bases. thanks in advance
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:35 AM   #1275
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Sorry, I have another question. Would a 40 lb grain bill fit into a 5 gallon pot, or a 10 gallon cooler?
Sure! As long as you don't actually plan on adding water to mash it.

40# grain + 5.7 ounce water/pound takes up 5 gallons of volume

40# grain + 11.4 ounces water/pound takes up 10 gallons of volume

Standard liquor/grain ratios are 1-1.5 quarts (32-48 ounces)/pound of grain, BIAB full volume mash approaches 3+ quarts (96 ounces)/pound grain.

can I mash it?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:56 AM   #1276
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Sure! As long as you don't actually plan on adding water to mash it.

40# grain + 5.7 ounce water/pound takes up 5 gallons of volume

40# grain + 11.4 ounces water/pound takes up 10 gallons of volume

Standard liquor/grain ratios are 1-1.5 quarts (32-48 ounces)/pound of grain, BIAB full volume mash approaches 3+ quarts (96 ounces)/pound grain.

can I mash it?
that makes me question the formula they use at can you mash it. I know when I buy a 55lb sack of grain, it takes 2 (and a partial 3rd) 5 gallon buckets to store it. even if I stuffed it all into 2 buckets, that would still be 27.5 pounds per bucket.

now to give the answer to the OP's question. no 40# wont fit in a 5 gallon bucket or a 10 gallon mash tun. you would need a MUCH bigger mash tun. 40# of grain would make a 1.090 11 gallon batch or a 1.193 5.5 gallon batch. If you plan on doing 11 gallons of a beer that big (or bigger) you need the equipment to handle it. a 20 gallon kettle for a 11 gallon big beer would still be tight and would require sparging for BIAB or a 35 gallon kettle for full volume. If making a 5.5 gallon 1.090 beer with 20# of grain you'd need a 20 gallon kettle for full volume BIAB of 15 gallon for BIAB with sparging

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:12 AM   #1277
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that makes me question the formula they use at can you mash it. I know when I buy a 55lb sack of grain, it takes 2 (and a partial 3rd) 5 gallon buckets to store it. even if I stuffed it all into 2 buckets, that would still be 27.5 pounds per bucket. sparging
Yeah, now that you put it that way (BTDT with storing grain in 5 gallon buckets).......thier formula must be more than a bit wrong.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #1278
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I'm going to start AG in my s/s mesh modified BIAB system. Here's a thread I started, thanks to all here for the great ideas.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/my-o...system-380656/
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #1279
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looks great!

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #1280
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Question. Is it ok to cook your mash in an aluminum pot? Just as long as your not fermenting in an aluminum pot right??

 
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