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    Question about Fermentation

    I mashed at 152F. Yeah, the more I'm reading I've run across a few things that say to raise temp slightly for a few days until 72F. I also don't like messing with it to much as far as taking readings while fermentation is happening. I just wait until I bottle to grab my final gravity...
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    Question about Fermentation

    I did a 4 gallon BIAB 8.45 lbs grain bill: - 7.1 lbs. of pale malt - 0.6 lbs of caramel/crystal 60 - 0.4 lbs of caramel/crystal 80 - 0.2 lbs of chocolate malt - 0.15 lbs of black patent malt Gravity was reading ~1.046.
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    Question about Fermentation

    Hey guys/gals, I'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseam before but I wanted to get some opinions. Ok, brewed a brown ale on Sunday. Got it chilled down to about 64F and pitched the yeast and threw it into the fermentation chamber (small freezer w/ inkbird controller). Woke up yesterday...
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    Can't contain my excitement!!!

    Awesome!!!!
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    Can't contain my excitement!!!

    Good luck guys. You'll do great and have a blast. I've now done about 31/32 all-grain BIAB's since I started. I have no intention of slowing down either.
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    What BIAB brewing actually is (Mythbusting for traditionalists)

    Without a doubt. Even though I've yet to try the 3 vessel method I definitely don't think BIAB is inferior. Like I mentioned, at first when I was researching and was ignorant to it I would have thought so, but not now. Cheers.
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    What BIAB brewing actually is (Mythbusting for traditionalists)

    I'm a new brewer and went to BIAB after about 6 extract brews. At first I thought BIAB was just a "stepping stone" to 3 vessel brewing, but I quickly realized it wasn't when I began seeing all of the aforementioned all in one brewing systems that are being sold. The only thing I might add is...
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    What I did for beer today

    Brewed a 4 gallon APA today. OG hit 1.050.
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    Airlock or blow off hose

    I use a blow off tube regardless. Probably overkill sometimes, but I just want to be safe.
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    BIAB ESB

    It was a traditional ESB. A 3 gallon batch. - 6.6 lb. of Maris Otter - .15 lbs of C-20L - .15 lbs of C-60L - .15 lbs of Special Roast - .5 oz of East Kent Goldings at (60) (20) (5) Lallemand Kveik Ale Yeast.
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    BIAB ESB

    Not to state the obvious, but I freaking love homebrewing!!!!
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    What are the disadvantages of brewing small batches on a larger system

    Yeah, hadn't really thought about doing that before. That'd be cool to try!!!
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    What are the disadvantages of brewing small batches on a larger system

    Oh, for sure. I've moved to 3 gallon batches already. That seems to be a nice amount for me. I was more thinking of for a holiday beer where one gallon may get me by. If I don't like it, I haven't brewed so much that I don't want to drink it.
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    What are the disadvantages of brewing small batches on a larger system

    Yeah, that might be something I could do. Hadn't even thought of that really. Thanks.
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    What are the disadvantages of brewing small batches on a larger system

    Ok. Yeah, I've been using the BIAB Calculator and I'll have to remember to plug that in for sure. Thanks. I don't use a false bottom, so hopefully no issues there. I do like the idea of fermenting in a smaller vessel however. One, to prove your point and two, I'd like to keep my larger...
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