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  1. shrews824

    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...
  2. shrews824

    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.
  3. shrews824

    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...
  4. shrews824

    Can't contain my excitement!!!

    Awesome!!!!
  5. shrews824

    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.
  7. shrews824

    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...
  8. shrews824

    What I did for beer today

    Brewed a 4 gallon APA today. OG hit 1.050.
  9. shrews824

    Airlock or blow off hose

    I use a blow off tube regardless. Probably overkill sometimes, but I just want to be safe.
  10. shrews824

    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.
  11. shrews824

    BIAB ESB

    Not to state the obvious, but I freaking love homebrewing!!!!
  12. shrews824

    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!!!
  13. shrews824

    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.
  14. shrews824

    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.
  15. shrews824

    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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    What are the disadvantages of brewing small batches on a larger system

    Hey everyone, I'm wanting to maybe try to brew some kind of specialty beer for the Holidays. However, I don't want to brew a huge batch. Are there problems or situations that I need to look for if I brew say.... a single gallon batch on a 5 gallon system? Maybe, during the boil...
  17. shrews824

    My First Attempt At BIAB

    Thanks. Yes, that's the calculator that I used. My target was indeed 3 gallons. My target water in my kettle before mash was 5.06 gallons. I did count for boil off. I did a test run the night before with plain water to figure my boil off rate. It was about 1.1 to 1.2 gallons, but in...
  18. shrews824

    My First Attempt At BIAB

    Ok, so here are two pictures of my fermenter with my brew in them to gauge the trub. This picture was taken Saturday morning after brewing Friday night and before I pitched the yeast: This picture was taken this morning, Wednesday, after roughly 96 hours into fermentation. There is...
  19. shrews824

    My First Attempt At BIAB

    I have an 8 gallon kettle. I was doing 5 gallon extract batches, but that was producing too much beer (I'm for the most part the only one drinking it) so I thought 3 gallon all-grain batches might suit me better. I may even move to 2 or 2.5 gallon batches. I'm having a ball brewing and want...
  20. shrews824

    My First Attempt At BIAB

    Looks to me like you have it all set up nicely and figured out!!! It seems like I had read that before... that I "want" a fine crush. That's why to my untrained eye that I thought it looked about right. I'll definitely add a photo once it's finished. Cheers.
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