Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > BIAB question for a noob
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
TNTgill
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 312
Liked 25 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default BIAB question for a noob

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.


TNTgill is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
Lewyh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hamilton, Waikato
Posts: 24
Default

<- 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


Lewyh is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #3
CykoAGR
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Waukee, Iowa
Posts: 20
Likes Given: 5

Default

Rice hulls are used to prevent a stuck sparge, no need for them in a BIAB.
CykoAGR is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 03:01 AM   #4
gray7103
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 39
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

You won't need them. There is no "run off" of wort, you just lift the bag and let it drain. By the way BIAB makes great beer.

Reason: added to post
gray7103 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 03:02 AM   #5
kh54s10
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kh54s10's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 8,428
Liked 968 Times on 813 Posts
Likes Given: 248

Default

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,
kh54s10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 04:26 AM   #6
TNTgill
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 312
Liked 25 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

Thanks guys that's what I thought but just wanted to run it by some experts.


TNTgill is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS