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Old 01-02-2013, 11:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by twalte View Post
Since you tried a few different methods, was BIAB primarly for convenience? Do you find that your wort is cloudier with that approach? I tried a small BIAB on the stove and my gallon primaries have a lot more trub than I see with this approach.
It is for convince, and there is a fair amount of protein that goes into the fermenter, but I cold crash and my beers plane beers come out crystal clear.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:27 PM   #12
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"Efficiency" is highly overrated. If you are at 70% plus already, you are fine. You can spend time tweaking your process to get that up a little, but getting up to 80% is only going to save a couple bucks a batch. Obviously, it's nice to save those couple bucks, but it is a pretty small benefit. It's much more important to be consistent so you can can brew the beer you want every time. eg if you are consistently at 72%, just plug that into your software and you'll be golden.

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