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Try putting a stainless steel bowl in the kettle when you're boiling. This lessens the surface area and will get it going.

So i guess my question is around transferring or not the kettle trub to the fermenter. I have subsequently read Brulosopher's experiments that show it could even be beneficial to some extent, and even squeezing out an extra liter or two of beer would be big at this scale. Thoughts? There have been ...

Hi PP, thanks :) It was the stock standard tube you're right. I ended up averaging the two reading to 1.104 (a few points error on a beer this big can't hurt right?). I never even thought of pics... Maybe in a few weeks when I brew my English barleywine with the same gravity. It's bubbling away nice...

I brewed this yesterday using the last recipe I listed and HS of Chinook and Cascade. It took me ~9hrs all up from strike to pitch! I didn't bother with the partigyle because it was already 9pm. It went into the fermenter thick and black! I put a light behind the syphon so I could see if I was getti...

When get around to using one of their recipes I will be putting in the grain ratios, OG and using the same hop schedule. Then I will use grains with a colour that gives me the target EBC with desired flavours. My BIAB calculator is already setup for my volumes so having the other information from Br...

Hey Joshua - The IBU and OG are in the top right of each recipe. The only thing it's missing is the AA and specific type of grains used although both of these things aren't such a big deal.

Hey all! I'm in Osborne Park and started BIAB off the bat, skipping extract which in hindsight was pretty dumb. I've learned a lot from the vast forums out there but BIABrewer is by far the best for community and accurate information. Obsessed with brewing I've pretty much brewed one beer every week...

Thanks for the input Contrarian :) My freezer is full of hops so I don't mind using them knowing they will fade somewhat. I actually like it because its another way you notice the beer change over time. 120min mash and boil sounds good to me. I am going to do a parti-gyle although I don't have a sec...

Thanks both of you for your replies! I just noticed that PP is from Perth like me and Rick is my name too :) PP - Thanks I'll follow your suggestions and up my boil time as-well-as taking some pre-boil readings. Rick - Yes it could be the best recipe ever but it could also be the worst! Thanks for y...

Thanks for your reply PP! 2. The reason I chose to use lots of malts is in the first article I linked Like your biscuit malts, layer the roasted malts as well. Up to 20% of the recipe is dark malt and you want complexity from these. Use different proportions of the dark malts to get up to the total ...

Imperial Stout

Hi everyone I'm planning on making an imperial stout this weekend and I need you to give me some input on my recipe :) - details below. This recipe has been in the works for a month or two. I've based it off information supplied in... https://byo.com/stout/item/1337-russian-imperial-stout-tips-from-...

Hi Philip321 I'm glad to hear it went well and you're enjoying your brew! If you are counting this recipe as one that you "got the hops wrong" I wouldn't if I were you. The recipe you brewed is very good and I have no doubt it tastes awesome. The suggestions I made are just that, suggestions. With e...

Hi Philip321 Your file looks good. You've definitely sussed out how to use the hop section and those amounts will net you the desired IBU. If you have a higher AA% hop I would recommend using that for your 60min addition instead to reduce the amount of hops needed (hops are expensive!). 60min additi...

Hi Philip321 The bitterness to OG ratio basically tells you how bitter a beer is going to be. It's a great measurement to use when brewing as it allows you to balance the sweet malts with the bitter hops. Have a read of this article. It's quite short and explains it very well. http://beersmith.com/b...

How did you deviate from the recipe? The bitterness to OG ratio in the recipe looks good to me. Did you input your hop's AA% into the file to calculate the amounts needed? If you didn't and your hops AA% was higher you would have ended up with a beer that is more bitter than you intended. There are ...

Hi MozzaUK Do a quick search on bitterness to gravity ratio, from memory beersmith has a good article on it. I tend to like my IPAs around 0.9/1 BU/OG ratio. I would recommend the same or less for you until you know what you like. If you search for IPA BU/OG ratio you will see some ranges which fit ...

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