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Old 07-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Is an equivalent technique possible for biab?


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Old 07-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Pull your bag out, toss in your hops and start the flame to bring to a boil.


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Old 07-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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Essentially add the hops before the boil is officially rolling. You're just adding more time to the bittering addition, and at a lower starting temp.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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Why not just add your hops bag to your BIAB bag? Mash in the bag for 60 minutes, then remove the hops bag, and place it in your boil kettle.
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Why not just add your hops bag to your BIAB bag? Mash in the bag for 60 minutes, then remove the hops bag, and place it in your boil kettle.
I think some hops would be stuck in the grains in this scenario, don't you? I usually add my hops either to first runnings or after all runnings collected but before boil (~15-20m before boil). The latter might not be true FWH but it's also not a 60m addition either.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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For BIAB FWH I always add them just when I pull the grain bag out and start draining. Just don't forget it like I sometimes do
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For BIAB FWH I always add them just when I pull the grain bag out and start draining. Just don't forget it like I sometimes do
That's what I would do.
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Why not just add your hops bag to your BIAB bag? Mash in the bag for 60 minutes, then remove the hops bag, and place it in your boil kettle.
I thought there was a difference between FWH and Mash hopping. I've FWH'd and really like it and I do BIAB. I just toss the hops in when I remove the bag to drain as mentioned and start the water to boil. It usually takes me 30 minutes to bring to a boil so sometimes I do FWH as an addition to my 60 minute hop hit and sometimes I skip the 60 minute. Can't say I really have noticed a huge difference either way but I'm hooked on it.
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>>I thought there was a difference between FWH and Mash hopping. I've FWH'd and really like it and I do BIAB. I just toss the hops in when I remove the bag to drain as mentioned and start the water to boil. It usually takes me 30 minutes to bring to a boil so sometimes I do FWH as an addition to my 60 minute hop hit and sometimes I skip the 60 minute. Can't say I really have noticed a huge difference either way but I'm hooked on it.

FWH is usually done while Sparging, yes? With traditional methods (false bottom in a cooler), thats at 170F, and takes a long time.

So with BIAB why not leave the hops in during the mash, since there isnt really a sparge.

Or am I missing something?


>>I think some hops would be stuck in the grains in this scenario, don't you? I
No, because I use a hops bag. :-)

Without the hops bag, then you would have to put the loose hops under the bag, and they might not get enough circulation.
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FWH is usually done while Sparging, yes? With traditional methods (false bottom in a cooler), thats at 170F, and takes a long time.

So with BIAB why not leave the hops in during the mash, since there isnt really a sparge.

Or am I missing something?
the hops aren't just in for the sparge. adding the hops after you pull out the sack would be exactly the same as how its normally done


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