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Hello Friends, My Amarillo APA was a success even though I felt several mistakes were made. But I learned a lot and it is true that the receipt is really forgiving. Now I am working on drinking five gallon of brew, That's a lot of brew to get down. Particularly when I don't drink every night. Thanks...

Hello and thanks to the following members. Pistol Patch, Bobbrews, Mad Scientist,Contrarian, Goulaigan, Monkey man and Cwier60. If you have read the early parts of this thread you can hear my disappointment in the belief that I felt I had bombed in my first attempt at BIAB. Well I pushed through the...

Hello PP, The taste test was surprisingly fair. Weak in flavors as well as hoppy, but OK! I fully expected a skunky spoiled mess. the gravity ready is 1.105. The spreadsheet call for final gravity at 1.015. Enclosed is the set up I made after starting with the bag. I got another cap and drilled it o...

hey guys, I think I blew my first batch of BIAB Amarillo. After ready so many success stories about how easy this was,I BOMBED! After 8 days in the no chill, there is no activity. The first three days had no activity after pitching the yeast. After discussing with Bobbrews, I thought I may have shoc...

Hello Bobbrews,

You were correct, the yeast was shocked. I brought the temperature to 70 degrees and within twelve hours the yeast stated up without additional pitching. Thanks for the insight. I cannot wait to try this, the excitement is worth the wait. Come on yeasty boys, make me happy!

Bobbrews, I wonder if I did not kill the yeast. The wort temperature was around 60 degrees F.H. The yeast easily could have been ambient temperature. After 48 hours there is no apparent activity. i pulled the no chill jug from the mini fridge and set it on the table to warm. It has been there for 6-...

hey guys, I have a concern. I pitched the yeast on the Amarillo. The no chill jug was in the mini fridge at temperature. Around 60 degrees F.H. There appear to be no yeast activity. I used the clear plastic bag that Bob suggested and pierced it with a few small holes. I am having trouble with the te...

Thanks Bobbrews, that's another great idea. How about this one, why can I not use the no chill jug that is currently storing the wort in my small wine fridge at temperature and pitch the yest directly into it using your bag method?

I am really enjoying this out of the traditional box thinking.

Thanks PP for the encouragement! I went back and reviewed the file with the new excel format. Although I am not yet comfortable with the entire program, it is far less intimidating. When seeing your pictures I started thinking outside the box and came up with a fermenting plastic food grade 10 gallo...

Hello Friends, I am reporting on the days events for brewing my first BIAB. I had a few hiccups but nothing that did not get dealt with. Ran out of propane towards the end of boil then forgot the whirfloc. Replaced the propane bottle restarted boil and finished the whirfloc. I did not pay attention ...

Hey Guys, Thanks for all the encouragement, Today is brew day! the first BIAG epic event. My oldest son is coming to help the ol man pull it off. I missed one important detail. the wine refrigerator I was going to use is not big enough for a 6 gallon glass carboy with airlock attached, Darn! How did...

My first BIAB

Hello Friends, Please review the APA for me. I was not able to get the required grains on the grain bill. I substituted JW traditional Ale with Maris Otter at 8.50 LBS Substituted Munich 1 with German Munich Grain at 2.5 LBS Substituted Caraamber with Crystal 75L at 1 LBS Being this is my first time...

PP, I am interested in your thinking on location and how it affect the brew process. I live in Southern California USA. From what I understand the summer/winters are similar to your country. We are considered "desert arid" type of location even though we are within twenty miles of the coast. Summer ...

Thank you PistolPatch for the frank and direct no nonsense response. Duly noted. It was not my intent to be whining although I can see how that was perceived. Your point of "rusting" makes perfect sense in this situation. is there for concern of contamination once the vacuum has been broken? do you ...

Hello PistolPatch, The no chill method I referred to is what I would refer to as "short term". I was not thinking of long term storage of wort. My concern was for very short term storage or until the wort had cooled. I would certainly like to read of methods for "No Chill". Perhaps I am being over c...

micron filters

Hello brewing friends, The "Mad Scientist" and I were having a conversation about filtration and air contamination. This is likely to occur during the vacuum release of the "No Chill" It seems to me that this is one of the places that contamination/infection can get into the wort. Having a business ...

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