Would like to try this Hef Recipe with Mini-BIA

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Would like to try this Hef Recipe with Mini-BIA

Post by NearbyStars » 4 years ago

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I would like to try BIAB, and I only do mini-batches (1 gal ~ 4 liters) at the moment. I have a stainless steel brewpot that is roughly 30cms in diameter. I tested it with plain water and I get evaporation loss of roughly 0.60 gal/hour.

The recipe I'd like to try is posted at HBT:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/bee-cav" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... zen-35679/

To scale this down to a 1-gal batch, I used The Calculator and came up with the attached figures (xlsx).

Bavarian Hefeweizen
Target OG: 1.052
Target FG: 1.009
Batch size: 1 gal (3.79 liters)
Water needed: 2.6 gals (9.8 liters)

Grain bill
655 g of German Wheat
369 g of German Pils
55 g of rice hulls (is this necessary for such a small batch? - and how does it affect the water volume for BIAB?)

Hops
4.2 Hallertau @ 45mins
1.4 Hallertau @ 15 mins

Yeast: Wyeast Weihenstephan 3068 - recipe calls for starter, but for a 1-gal, I think a single smack-pack would be sufficient. Is that correct?

Could some more experienced brewers take a look at the scaled-down recipe and numbers (particularly water), and let me know if this looks fairly correct?

Cheers!
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Post by Mad_Scientist » 4 years ago

Welcome nbs, This site is using a new calculator called the BIABacus; http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php ... 869#p25993 Give that one a crack and post it on this thread; http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=286#p1747 ,if needed for support.

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Post by NearbyStars » 4 years ago

Thanks. I missed the new spreadsheet. Trying it out now.


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Post by JackRussel » 4 years ago

NearbyStars wrote:55 g of rice hulls (is this necessary for such a small batch? - and how does it affect the water volume for BIAB?)
Rice hulls are used to prevent "stuck sparges" in traditional brewing. They are not really used in BIAB as far as I know. If you end up using them, I'd suggest they go in the bag first and then put your grain on top of the hulls.
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