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

Staffan Welcome! I know registering isn't for everyone but I think you'll find a ton of useful information here and we look forward to seeing your future posts. It was straight from seeing one extract brew at a friends house and right into BIAB for me and this site has been invaluable along the way...

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

grainbrother & tonysbrewery Welcome to both of you! There is a great community here all willing to help you along the way when questions arise. I recommend you to start with the basics of biab, https://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=194 , and have a look over the BIABacus calculator, https...

Re: Moving to E-BIAB

Alright well I needed to use some grain and couldn't wait to test drive the induction burner with the kettle insulated. From mash temp to a boil to exactly 30 minutes with almost 3.5g/13.2l of wort. Not exactly matching theoretical times based on pure math but there are environmental factors to cons...

Re: Downtime

I've had some inactive time away from the site and it's sad to come back and hear that we lost Pat. I didn't know him as well as some of you but we had communicated by email back and forth a number of times about adding features to Biabacus. Sincerely hope we as a community can keep this site active...

Re: Moving to E-BIAB

Just thought I'd update this post as I've done a few batches with this system now. Starting with hot tap water helps reduce the time needed to get to mash temps although 120v/1800w, using an avalon bay induction cooktop, on a kettle without insulation will need the lid at least partially on to get m...

Re: Moving to E-BIAB

@Scott That brew day itself went pretty well. I did have to keep the lid partially on to keep the boil going and only boiled off .5gal/1.893L per hour. I do plan on adding insulation to see if it will allow me to remove the lid. Sadly though I lost that batch to a faulty dump valve. It's the first b...

Re: Moving to E-BIAB

Well it didn't turn out as planned and as most people's situations these days things changed. I did end up going electric and picked up a 1800w induction cooktop. It's currently mashing a pale ale I'm going to pitch Imperials Kveik, Loki, and ferment at 86F, about 30C I think. So far so good though....

Moving to E-BIAB

All, I've grown tired of having to fill propane tanks and being limited by weather. I'm looking at a custom Spike 15 gallon kettle with triclamp ports for the element, 5500w ripple, and a Blichmann Brewcommander for the controller and paying for a NEMA 14-30 conversion to avoid an the need for an ad...

Re: Kegerator Conversion

@robertz64 I'm planning to use the 4mm EVABarrier line from MoreBeer and according to their site its 4mm (5/32) ID and 8mm (5/16) OD. It also fits the Duotight push-in fittings I have planned for my setup and requires less line length to balance the pressure.

Cheers
Tony

Kegerator Conversion

After a lot of thought and planning I have decided to convert a 4.4 cu ft dorm fridge to a kegerator. My question to those that have done this is what did you use to protect your gas line if you feed it to your co2 tank outside the fridge? I'm guessing there are grommets big enough as you see them o...

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

Welcome Aggie, This is definitely a positive forum to come and get loads of information about brew in a bag and brewing in general. There are members who have been involved with BIAB before there were commercial options. As far as the goal of keeping a 2 hour brew day, I'm not sure how close you wil...

Russian River Consecration Clone

Happy New Year's everyone. I'm looking for some help double checking my work on a clone recipe. The kit is from MoreBeer (https://www.morebeer.com/products/kit-allgrain-russian-rivers-consecration-5-gallons.html) but lacks any real useful information about the recipe itself. The majority of what I l...

Re: If you had no money restrictions, would you keg or bottle?

ShorePoints, you make valid arguments toward the negatives of kegging. My ferm chamber is currently a 4.4 cu ft mini-fridge which is barely large enough to hold the standard size keg and a 20lb co2 canister. I wouldn't be purchasing a freezer to convert to a keezer, at least not right away, so that ...

Re: If you had no money restrictions, would you keg or bottle?

I'd like to resurrect this topic and get updated opinions on kegging. I'm strongly considering leaving bottling behind, sort of, and both fermenting in and serving from kegs. My thought process is: 1. Cleaning kegs would be easier than cleaning the equivalent number of bottles required to package 19...

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