So I am planning a brew in the near future and I am looking to step up to AG using the BIAB method. My question is if a recipe calls for rice hulls in the mash will I still need to use them with the bag method. My instinct in no I won't. But I'm still new and want to make sure. Thanks all.
<- noob here, but I'd say use them. Rice hulls stop the mash from gelling. So if you're doing BIAB, I'd imagine you'd increase your effeciency by adding the rice hulls.
Without them you may struggle to extract the sugars a little
Semi noob here. Rice hulls are to prevent stuck sparges draining through a false bottom or braid in a mash tun. Since you are not draining through the grain bed there is no reason to use rice hulls with BIAB,