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Re: Help adjusting BiaBacus to assist low EAW - Efficiency of Ambient Wort

Hello for those wondering the Thermometer test post is here: https://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=783&p=9397&hilit=lylo+thermometer#p9397 and the only thing I can find on Whirlfloc is here; but I fear the source cited here is to a dead link, so that's probably not the post PP had in mind:...

Re: Help adjusting BiaBacus to assist low EAW - Efficiency of Ambient Wort

I've done a lot of analysis of my previous 25 x batches; reviewing Biabacus and brewing logs and have a few more pieces of info: A) Before AND after my issue that caused me to post this thread in the first place I have found that my VAW usually comes in about 90% of what Biabacus expects. Perhaps th...

Re: Help adjusting BiaBacus to assist low EAW - Efficiency of Ambient Wort

Hello thanks for the time and thought. Here's what I can tell you Firstly my brew logs for each of my last two batches is attached Regarding Mash time I've read the post where people covered their SG after 30/60/90 and mash out, so in each of these last two batches (#36 & #37) I did 90+ minute mashe...

Re: Help adjusting BiaBacus to assist low EAW - Efficiency of Ambient Wort

Hello so I brewed two batches one after the other last weekend. The files with their actuals is attached. I never take volume measurements during the brew day though I'm afraid so it's only the start and end volumes that I have provided. I at least have the GIB, GAW, and OG data available. Changes I...

Re: Help adjusting BiaBacus to assist low EAW - Efficiency of Ambient Wort

Hi to all, Thanks for the help and advice. Today I brewed a Porter targeting 1054 and 10 Litres VIF, taking advice from this thread to make my grind a shade more coarse AND to mash for longer and stir. Preboil I was 1038 and I ended up with 1047 and 11.7L VIF plus 1L of nasty trub to discard. I run ...

Re: Help adjusting BiaBacus to assist low EAW - Efficiency of Ambient Wort

Hi Bob thanks for the tips I will try the following to get a few extra points * do some stirring (which I never do nowadays) * mash out to improve the lauter (no I don't sparge but my bag did seem to be holding too much water with my new crush) * Mash 90 (although I don't really believe in the neces...

Help adjusting BiaBacus to assist low EAW - Efficiency of Ambient Wort

Hi to all after a debacle with my LHBS not milling my grain well I got my own mill recently and I mill quite fine. My first two batches using this mill has led to both batches (targets 1046 and 1048) being 6-7 gravity points short each. My Biabacus for both is reporting the EAW - Efficiency of Ambie...

Re: I feel like I'm getting there....slowly, but surely.

Hey Muggy I actually cringed aloud (if that's a thing) when I read you missed a whole hop schedule and only realised with 5 x mins to go! ouch! Doing side by side batches and throwing the wrong things in is a bummer. My outmeal stout become an FWHopped American Stout one day because of that Anyway h...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the community Ade We'll need to know more specifics about your process and kit to help understand where you might be falling down on efficiency :think: Post specific questions and you'll be amazed to what ends the member will go to help & advise you Don't give on AG and BiaB though, once ...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

@BMWFan I've got to agree with Scott your rig seems a bit ambitious and elaborate for your first Biab but good on you for taking on the challenge, hope it works out for you! My personal path in Biab has been adding more and more elaborate gadgets and processes as I've grown and learned and I think t...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hi all, I'm a mechanical engineer from Nottingham in England and found the site while googling, trying to work out my plans for my first batch. I've not brewed before, but am in the process of gathering equipment for some mini-BIAB action. Almost there now, so on the verge of buying my first bunch ...

Re: Writing guides

Hi Pat you won't be the first or last person to grapple with the challenges of trying to deliver a good UX/ UI (User Experience / User Interface) website. Big businesses spend big dollars on specialists trying to deliver UX/ UI. Many fail badly. Sorry I'm not trying to discourage you but plenty of p...

Re: Writing guides

Hey, there is previous history of guides: http://http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2223 and a pdf link in this thread, too. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1863&p=26334#p26334 What do we do to use what has been done and add what is new to make it better? Wait till after the n...

Re: First BIAB Batch

Here are the pics from yesterday. Looking at the beers today it seems to have got darker. Not sure why, any suggestions? Yep mate don't take beer darkness in the fermenter seriously. Your yeast and time will change the beer a lot. You'll be amazed how what you siphon out will look a lot lighter. If...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hey Hoppiton welcome I think you've made the right decision coming to BiaB there's a certain satisfaction in mashing your own grains and becoming more of a real brewer. I have free and purchased brewing software and neglect them both in favour of the Biabacus tool available here which is excellent, ...

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Hey there BYO replied; below is the email chain. I fear it will set Pat off ;) But it is insightful for us all. Dave at BYO seems like a nice guy but obviously is a bit RDWHAHB when it comes to recipe exactitude. He indicates their recipes are more for Extract and so their 5 gallons is VAW. They use...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome Hugo I started with extract and went to AG via BiaB after 3 x batches so I think that path is good I wrote a guide for beginners that is a short guide of all the things I learned and got valuable info from getting into homebrewing- PM me if interested and I can email it to you. I can't seem ...

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

For the BYO recipes, this becomes a much bigger problem. To me it also indicates a lack of understanding of how recipes work. Although they haven't defined what they mean by "65% efficiecny" I've looked at their numbers and they mean EIK (Efficiency into Kettle). That 65% that 65% EIK is extremely ...

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