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Angie - I took a photo of a 12 cm long banana slug on a trail near Squamish, BC. Is that near you? ...LME plus steeping grains, and I have figured our a way to get the results I want while making a very short brew day, ex. I can do 2 23L simultaneously including clean up in 2 hrs. LME is post-mash m...

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

If cost is not considered, I’d hire someone to fill bottles and cap them but still clean them and batch prime in the bottling bucket myself. It’s a control thing. Considering cost, one owned keg = one 20 L batch; carbon dioxide supplies and other bits = another batch. Most others in my home brew clu...

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Scott is correct. My comparison of my own BIAB brewing is to the majority in my local home brew club. They are engineers, contractors and high-tech guys. Most use a commercial web recipe builder and automated brewing systems either self-built or grainfather type. Four get together and brew once a we...

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Welcome, jja. Brewing definitely combines skill, art and science and your lab experience will serve you well. BIAB is very hands-on and the process is one you can watch, even fermentation if you use glass fermenters. I think that it is better than stuffing ingredients into a vessel and flipping a sw...

Re: First BIAB Attempt with Pics - Oh no! My chiller leaked into the wort!

No offense taken. The hydrometer is 244 mm long overall, the narrow part is 143 mm long and 7 mm thick, the thick part is 101 mm long and 18 mm wide. Remaining variables include the weight contributions of the glass, measuring paper inside and the lead shot at the bottom. The 50 ml graduated cylinde...

Re: First BIAB Attempt with Pics - Oh no! My chiller leaked into the wort!

I’ll think about using a large hydrometer jar as a parallel fermenter. That part of the beer doesn’t get dry hopped. I shoot for maximum yield (it was my job as a chemist) and try to minimize the volume of potential product lost for hydrometer readings. My sample volume size is 42 ml. Does that make...

Re: First BIAB Attempt with Pics - Oh no! My chiller leaked into the wort!

The yeast makes the beer. 1.006 is indeed a low specific gravity, but not the lowest. Expect the beer to be dry (not sweet) and most likely “thin” as in not much body. The ABV will be 4-5%. Sort of a light beer. Not a failure. The hose water did not infect it apparently. Next decision will be how mu...

Re: First BIAB Attempt with Pics - Oh no! My chiller leaked into the wort!

What a great post fowlfeatherbrew, thanks. :champ: Nice photos, too! The bike rack was ingenious. Tough lessons learned, but you are destined to be making fewer mistakes. Starting with your bullet list, The checklist is conveniently located as a tab at the bottom of the BIABacus and can provide good...

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Welcome mkrist. I guess a pharmacist could look at the brewing process like compounding a dosage form. After all, beer is good for your health (mostly). ;) There is a lot of knowledge on this site, but you will have to spend time looking for some of the subjects. Read the threads that interest you (...

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Welcome to the forum, CxRxExAxM. Kitchen experience will serve you well in brewing. After starting with good ingredients, it is all about time & temperature. Please ask questions when you have them. I just visited Arizona - Sedona, the Grand Canyon and Antelope Valley slot canyon near Page, then Fla...

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A warm welcome to the forum, Bob. I found Huron Park centrally isolated midway between Detroit & Toronto. No wonder beer costs a lot. BIAB can produce 5 gallons (19.8 L) at less than $2 USD per 12 oz (350 mL) bottle, including shipping of raw materials, and it is far better than the cheap stuff you ...

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