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  1. BryggAnton

    How to use a hop spider & hops in my fermenter

    Hi folks! Yesterday I finished my first ever grain batch of beer. Brew day went well, som smaller issues but overall all went well. Scroll down to the bottom for the actual question. I used the BIAB method and for the hops I used a 300 micron hop spider. At flame out I was supposed to add...
  2. Lesta80

    Dual Circuit Brewing (induction assist!)

    Hi All.. I have been brewing 2.5 gallon batches in my basement for the last 18months, using a 5.5gal Brewtech kettle and Duxtop 1800W induction plate - With a steady rotation of 2.6gal Torpedo kegs!! I recently refurbished an old box I had with an Auber EZBoil & controls, bought a Brau Supply...
  3. C

    Five Awesome Beginner Recipes for BIAB

    If you've frequented any online homebrewing forums in the past few years, you've undoubtedly noticed the increasing popularity of Brew In A Bag, or BIAB. This method of one vessel, no sparge brewing leads to a much simpler brew day with less time spent on the mash and sparge as well as fewer...
  4. P

    Growing Out of BIAB: Reasons to Consider An MLT

    Moving from extract brewing to all-grain can be like earning a badge of honor in home brewing. Many who started extract brewing have never seen the need to expand into more complicated or exacting recipes, nor have needed that jump to be fair, as many award winning brews are extract-based (or at...
  5. J

    Which is Right for You? BIAB or Extract

    Extract brewing can be achieved in a smaller kettle, and only steeping grains for color and flavor are needed (in addition to your malt extract). I’ve been brewing now for what I consider some time--around 2 years--but I’ve done many batches. I believe that’s where the experience comes and not...
  6. J

    Budget Herms System - Part One

    Mash recirculation is a popular technique. Most of the new integrated single-vessel packages (Grainfather, etc.) include the feature. A growing number of home brewers today incorporate mash recirculation in their BIAB or multiple vessel rigs, frequently adding temperature control through either...
  7. D

    Brew Rig - Cowbrau E-BIAB System

    220 volt electric BIAB brew rig using overnight no chill. My brew day is as short and simple as possible with an all grain batch. Using a liquid yeast starter on a stir plate from the wort it will go into the next day, along with pure O2 aeration consistently provides clean exceptionally tasty...
  8. P

    Moving from Gas to Electric Brewing

    Brewing with Natural Gas, Propane, then Electric This article covers the variety of systems that I have used for homebrewing beer over the last 5 years. Brewing first in my kitchen on the stove-top using natural gas, then out to the garage using propane and then lastly going back inside and down...
  9. D

    Brew Rig - New Cajun Brewing

    Made my stand from salvaged Stainless steel table top and my first homemade brew stand. Boiling Equipment: Colorado Brewing Systems 20 gal Electric brew in a basket system Beer Bottling Gear: Williams Warn counter pressure bottle filler Fermentation Vessels and Equipment: SSbrewtech brew bucket...
  10. D

    All Grain Brewing Simplified Pt 2: Equipment Profiles

    If you missed it, Part 1 of this series deals with the all-grain brewing process. It goes over taking the leap into all-grain brewing in a simple, down to earth manner. https://www.homebrewtalk.com/all-grain-brewing-simplified-part1-process.html In this part, I'll go over some of the different...
  11. M

    Ninkasi: The Most Forgiving Goddess

    No, I'm not talking about the Eugene, Oregon-based brewery, though they do make some fine beers. I'm talking about the Sumerian goddess of brewing; the oldest brewing deity known to historians. The Sumerians took their brewing seriously. Depictions of beer and even recipes occur in their artwork...
  12. D

    A Comparison Of Homebrew Sparging Techniques, Including BIAB

    Malted two-row barley is mixed with water at a prescribed temperature and allowed to rest until the starches of the malted barley are converted into fermentable sugars. This is called the saccharification rest. The sugary liquid (wort), must be separated from the wet grain (the mash) and this is...
  13. G

    BIAB like a BOSS

    I began my home-brewing career a little over a year ago and have to admit, I am completely hooked on the art and science of the craft. I am fortunate in that an ex-roommate of mine some years back was a keen brewer, allowing me to assist and enjoy the fruits of his labors. This provided me with...
  14. D

    Mr. Beer to Mr. Ribbon

    Mr. Beer to Mr. Ribbon The brewing community is well known as an accepting and receptive group of people, especially when it comes to new brewers. Unfortunately, some brewers feel stigmatized by the community based on how they get started with the hobby. If someone tells me that they just...
  15. D

    All Grain Brewing Simplified Part 1 - Process

    All Grain Brewing Simplified Pt 1: Process It can be argued that moving to all grain brewing can be the best thing you can do for the quality of your beer (pre-flameout). This being due to even more creative freedom, freshness of ingredients, and is a more engaging hands on process. It can also...
  16. D

    BIAB Brewing Primer for Beginners

    Brew -in-a-bag (BIAB) is a full-volume, all-grain brewing process using a single kettle. The appeal of BIAB brewing to me is the great quality beer that you can make using a very simple process. In fact, if you stick with the basics, you could start brewing BIAB without ever brewing extract. So...
  17. K

    Cheap and Easy All-Grain Backyard BIAB

    I, like many other home brewers, began my journey 9 years ago with a standard home brewing starter kit. I brewed only extract beers and infrequently at that. Later, I began to use steeping grains and spices, but my brewing remained very basic. My job, then and now, has required a lot of travel...
  18. J

    Recirculating Electric BIAB setup

    I started thinking about brewing indoors after my first brew, which happened on a pretty chilly Chicago winter night. I really enjoyed that brew day, and most of the brew days after, however I wanted a setup I could really call my own. After several nights browsing through electrical diagrams...
  19. M

    Brew in a Bag a Good Transition to All Grain Brewing Without Intimidation

    Hello, fellow home brewers! I have been brewing for a relatively short period of time. About six months. In the beginning, I fermented about six or eight batches of cider, mostly crab apple, using fruit that grows in my neighborhood. That's what got me started. When the crab apples were gone, I...
  20. SaevaVeritas

    Creating A Weldless BIAB Brew Stand For Cheap

    I started homebrewing last year, and as the amount of equipment I used grew, I found the amount of time that I spent hauling stuff up and down from my basement was rivaling the amount of time I spent brewing (not to mention the number it was doing on my back). Additionally, due to my particular...
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