I have done a couple BIAB batches in the past using the "standard" BIAB methods. I was wondering has anyone done a BIAB using a smaller kettle lets say 16 quart making a concentrated wort and topping up fermenter with water to desired volume?
This weekend I'm planning on brewing a 3 gallon batch and thought about mashing all my grains in a 16 quart kettle. Possibly needed to use sparge water to gather approx. 3.5 gallons of wort. Boil with additions like normal probably ending up with 2-2.5 gallons and then topping off fermenter with clean water to total 3 gallons.
I guess it would be similar to an extract brewing directions but using grains instead of extract?
Will this work? Are there people currently using this method or am I off my rocker on this one??
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