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  1. M

    Add DME to fermenter?

    Thanks everybody. Well, I think I'll just relax and leave it alone :) But the dogfish comment has caught my curiosity. I don't think this profile would benefit from adding sugar but I'd like to "kick up" other beers in the future.
  2. M

    Add DME to fermenter?

    I think I should try to add some. Otherwise I'll get around a 2.6 % beer. So, .7 DME in 1gal water. boil. chill and add. should put the final around 3.2% don't you think? or does the extra 1gal of water change all that?
  3. M

    Add DME to fermenter?

    I made a british bitter last night. I did a full boil (around 7gal) and it boiled off to about 5gal. My sg should've been 1.035 but only hit 1.030 It's already fermenting but i'm wondering if i could add anything to the fermenter to help raise the gravity?
  4. M

    New to BIAB

    I never thought the heat would retain under a couple blankets. Next time I'll not get the strike water too far from the mash temp. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
  5. M

    New to BIAB

    Took a one week gravity. It's only at 1.024. Typically with this beer in extract it's at 1.012 in a week.
  6. M

    New to BIAB

    Why is grain temp a part of the calc.
  7. M

    New to BIAB

    How do you determine grain temp.
  8. M

    New to BIAB

    I ended up with 5 gallon batch. Is that what you meant?
  9. M

    New to BIAB

    Hmm. More malty might work in my favor for this style?
  10. M

    New to BIAB

    Ok. Well, I hit my OG spot on. Pretty excited. First time seems to be success. Thanks all.
  11. M

    New to BIAB

    My mash temp was set at 160 I wrapped it in a blanket and left for 60 minutes came back checked the temperature and it was still at 160 will there be a problem?
  12. M

    New to BIAB

    OK. I'm still confused on how much strike water to use for 6.75 lbs of grain. Here are the steps I'm thinking of: 1. Heat 6.5 gallons of water to 160 2. Add grains and let steep for 60 minutes (hoping to maintain 153º). 3. strain the grains (squeeze out as much as possible) 4. proceed...
  13. M

    New to BIAB

    So I should bring 6.5 gallons to the 153º temp and add the grains for 60 minutes. Then remove? and start the boil? I've read that double mill is important with BIAB. Should I make sure to do that too? Thanks! So new to this.
  14. M

    New to BIAB

    I finally got an 8 gallon kettle (tall boy). and a dark star burner. I want to try to do NB British Bitter in a BIAB. Will my setup work (size) for 5 gallon batch? Here's the recipe: O.G: 1035 READY: 4 WEEKS Suggested fermentation schedule: -- 1 week primary; 1 week secondary; 2...
  15. M

    NB Brickwarmer Holiday Red Ale

    FYI. I didn't need a blow off this time around. The krausen stayed just under the cap. Tastes good so far 4 days in keg.
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