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    residue in fermenter

    Thank for the feedback. It seems to be going back and forth a lot on this matter so at the end of the day it is the taste that counts, and of course that head retention. After a week of fermentation the trub has settled to a thin cake at the bottom. about 1.5 liters worth. What I did realize...
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    residue in fermenter

    Hi, I recently brewed a Hefeweisen 12 BLG . I have a few mesh bags that I pour the wort through into the the fermenter. 100, 200 and 300micron and I have used each of them for different brews over time. I was noticing that it takes forever for the wort to separate from the mash and hops and...
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    Weiss Beer flop

    Hi yes sorry not yeast. I meant hops and malt, or whatever the technical term is. Well spotted :)
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    Weiss Beer flop

    Hi there, The bottles are sitting in similar temperature as the fermenter at around 20degrees Celcius. I usually only put the beer in a day before I intend to drink. I have lots so I will let it sit and hope it gets better. The beer itself is not flat but the lid does not pop like it usually...
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    Weiss Beer flop

    Hi, I recently bottled another batch of weisse beer but this time around things did not go to plan, or rather not taste to plan. Not sure what went wrong but a few things was adjusted unfortunately. All my previous batches came out beautifully. First the brew batch was increased from 23litres...
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    BIAB compared to not

    Thanks, I have now encoutered the same issue with two batches. Latest big batch I did as normal, with step mash without bag and it gave me 1.038 OG out and thats with sparging 78C water through mash bag back into pot for boiling and hops addition. I proceeded to squeeze out as much wort as I...
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    Yeast starter and when to use

    Now the question that at least for me becomes evident is which yeast is better - dry or wet? Dry seems to be cheaper and no starter required and as long as it is fresh, will have more than enough healthy cells for 23L or 6-7 Gallons. For liquid yeast it seems that a starter is always recommended...
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    BIAB compared to not

    Do you mean straight to final temp before mash out and keep it there for an hour or so?
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    BIAB compared to not

    Great idea. I was struggling with my bag as it ended up weighing a tonne. I didn't brew in it as the mesh is too fine and restricts flow of water but I used it as a filter bag, trying to not spill or burn myself in the process.
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    BIAB compared to not

    Hi. Returning to the topic. I skipped the brew in bag completely and just brewed straight in kettle. I also then sparged before mash out and then chucked the entire batch through the mesh bag. I think it worked pretty well. Taste will tell. Rather a lot of hops came through another filter basket...
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    BIAB compared to not

    Very interesting. Somewhat different from other styles. Mixing all the time to mixing pretty much never. Also room temp sparge? And adding boiling water rather than heating normally? .. All the more factors to consider
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    BIAB compared to not

    Well the small kettle is just big enough I think the pot is big enough for everything as it didn't seem constrained with all the headroom. With bag material getting in the way of natural mixing due to water heating up it could cause things not to mix as desired. BIAB is suppose to ease cleanup...
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    BIAB compared to not

    That actually makes sense as it is difficult to stir inside a bag even though I tried. I think I will use bag only to do final transfer
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    BIAB compared to not

    Yes I can do a full volume mash but trying to follow recipe with sparge water. Using smaller kettle and maintaining heat was easier. Anyways something clearly caused og to drop so much and still not sure. Movement of liquid through fibre mesh bag was maybe inhibited even though I was stirring...
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    BIAB compared to not

    Boil in bag was also to have clean transfer and less particles in final wort but I saw little benefit. Can just pour everything through bag before going to fermenter
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    BIAB compared to not

    Thanks. Can the bag mesh size have an impact. I have a 75micron bag which is plenty fine and not letting anything but liquids through. It took forever for liquid to run through and I ended up squeezing the wort after about 10min of dripping. Is the extreme restriction bad? Should I not have some...
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    BIAB compared to not

    Thanks for quick replies. 12l wort 15min at 47C 25min at 67C 40min at 72C Mash out at 78C. Keep for 5 min Sparge water 16l at 78C Boil for 60 min. Hops in at start of boil. Cool to 25 C and add yeast. Wheat malt 2.5kg, Pilsner malt 1.5kg, Caramel malt 0.2kg Stirring every few minutes. When...
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    BIAB compared to not

    Hi community, I recently did a second hefeweizen brew with the only difference between the two being BIAB method compared to not, or standard and I got a significantly lower OG of 1.038 compared to first 1.048. What happened here.? Same everything. Same wheat/Pilsner batch as the first. What...
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    Missed OG in Hefeweizen

    Try hitting 1.038 og after doing everything right and than you will have something to worry. 1.048 is very good og
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