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Old 10-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
Nov 2010
Solway, MN
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Originally Posted by ArcLight View Post
Tip on lifting the bag:

When raising the bag, don't pull it all the way out, pull it so that the grain mass is partially out, and partially floating. This will allow the liquid in the top half of the grain mass to drain. Then pull it out some more.
Lifting a 12 pound bag is not too hard for a male. A female brewer may have problems and want to resort to a pulley/ratchet.

I am a squeezer [SCOOB], those last drops are loaded with sugar!

SCOOB = Squeeze the Crap Out of the Bag

For Stovetop brewing, my stove is wimpy, so I mashed in two 5 gallon pots.
I made a 16 gallon Old Ale using BIAB on my Stovetop, came out well. But it would have been easier with a real kettle and burner.
Good point. On days that I have the urge to brew but the weather is crappy I can quite easily do a small batch in my kitchen. Yesterday's brew was a good example as with rain, snow, and 30 mph wind I wasn't about to use my propane burner out on the deck. I like to do a 2 1/2 gallon batch from time to time and that works great on my stove.

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