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Hopstand

After 2 years of traditional mashing, I'm coming back to the BIAB fold. :o I am wondering if the BIABacus provides any way to take into account the IBUs from a hopstand. For example, in a Blonde Ale recipe I am looking at, there is a 30-minute hopstand before chilling and pitching yeast. According t...

Ha! I was just thinking about Dave as I was pondering yeast rehydration :). Dave's our oldest beta tester of calculators and BIABacus here. He pops in every now and then for a month or two, looks at the progress, asks lots of questions, often finds some great holes and then disappears again :). He'...

MS, of course this person does not understand the process very well.Or , he/she has never done a true BIAB batch with the proper sparge and boil times of 90 minutes. :headhit: :headhit: Um, I thought we've tried really hard to define BIAB as full-volume, with no separate sparge step. I hope that is...

[smyrnaquince, I am doing a consecutive post here so make sure you haven't missed my post above ;)] The following is advanced stuff that I want to make you experienced guys aware of. Anyone reading this thread should now be well aware that the higher the OG demanded of a brew, the lower the kettle ...

Slightly off topic...

Mark Twain is my favorite author. His most famous book is Tom Sawyer, but if you live outside the US, you may not have heard of him. Here is one of his quotes:

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.
- Mark Twain

We basically need to attract more brewers to the site. I suspect that the male/female proportions of new members will reflect the proportions of brewers in general, as will the proportions for race, religion, gender preference, etc., of the brewing population. Personally, I don't care which of these...

I've tried just pushing a large piece of material into the pot, not sewn into a bag. It works, but you have to handle the excess material. If you make a bag, there are designs elsewhere on this site. Make sure you taper it toward the bottom, though. I have one that is not tapered and the grains go t...

Thanks. :thumbs: Anyway, Mad-Scientist's taking on board that other question inspired and gave me some time to draw up a pic of what BIABrewer really thinks the auto-efficiency equation should be. Here's the pic... Only a gut feeling, but I'm suspicious about the tail-out in the bottom right where t...

smyrnaquince - That file has maxi adjustments in it. Be careful when doing comparisons when there are dilutions etc. If you remove these you should see the numbers are close (they are rarely exact) but close enough. The file I referenced has no maxi adjustments in it. VIB is not an ambient volume (...

Well, I get VIB * GIB = 36.76 * 41.9 = 1540.244 VFO * GAW = 26.55 * 58.0 = 1539.9 VAW + GAW = 25.53 * 58.0 = 1480.74 The 1st and 2nd match, which tells me that the GAW was estimated using the VFO. I believe that the 1st one and the 3rd one should match because they both reference ambient volumes. VF...

If this has already been found and fixed in the next release of BIABacus, please forgive me. I have not caught up on all the postings. I believe that the predicted Gravity of Ambient Wort (GAW) calculation in PR1.3I is incorrect. This is based on my assumption that VIB and VAW are both assumed to be...

Ah, you've quoted me way out of context there Dave. That was when we were discussing an entirely different issue (liquor retained by grain) and it related to formulas. In the BIABacus, when you are measuring mash volume, you obviously measure it at mash temperature. When you are measuring Volume in...

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