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After fermentation I do not use the bag trick. Instead of siphoning, I've got a spout on my fermenter the way many people have a spout on their bottling bucket. It sits above the trub and I can pull off the fermented wort without getting any yeast trub.

Q. If I started with an ambient volume of 25 L of water, heated it to mash temperature, added 5 kgs of grain, pulled the bag and then heated what remained up to boiling point, what would my Volume into Boil be? A. 25 L TWN - 0.63127 * 5kg = 21.84 L VIB So, we are wrong to think of either ambient or...

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I use an aluminum pot and do half-size stovetop batches (electric stove). I have done the standard practice of boiling water in the new pot to blacken (oxidize) the sides an bottom of the pot. After several brews, I have noticed that I have some brown stuff on the bottom of the pot, which indicates ...

Same here--last. In "Brewing Classic Styles," Jamil also adds chamomile for its floral/herbal note. On one batch, I forgot and added the coriander/peel/chamomile to the fermenter after I remembered, which was a few hours after I added the yeast. The yeast foam left most of the coriander and orange o...

Late to the thread here, but I'll throw in my 2 cents (US, Euro, or Australian). After I dump the grains out of my bag, I rinse and shake out the bag to get out the remnants. Then, when it comes time to transfer the wort to the fermenter, I sanitize the bag and line the fermenter with it. I dump in ...

First, I do think that BIABacus is missing the fields that would allow me to enter a fermentation schedule like this one, from the Wittebrew recipe in Brewing Classic Styles: "Begin fermentation at 68F (20C), slowly raising the temperature to 72F (22C) by the last third of fermentation." Either this...

Yes, sorry for the typo. I typed in a longer response yesterday, but it seems to have disappeared. I'll just get straight to the questions I ended with on the missing post: The BIABacus priming sugar calculator does not agree with the TastyBrew one I typically use. I don't know what formulas either ...

PP, OK, from what I can tell "Once chilled, VAW should be approx" is calculated as VFO - shrinkage and "Volume of Ambient Wort (VAW)" is calculated as VIF - KFL. So, for my situation, where I put my ruler into the pot after chilling and directly measure the VAW, I could simply transfer the wort to t...

Bob: What I'm annoyed about is that while we spend so much time here explaining and answering questions relating to problems caused by other programs, it steals time away from working on the site and perhaps creating our own coded program that could reward/finance the site. Meanwhile, while we are ...

I do pure BIAB with chill, so the additional water steps are somewhat beyond me. There are two essential measurement/calculation points for gravities and volumes: After all sugar has been extracted from the grains (This is before the boil and before pre-boil dilutions, if any) For pure BIAB, this is...

Mad_Scientist wrote:Hey, I found a bug in PR1.3H.
The red warning pop up in section w, reads 'VIK approaches kettle limits', not VIB.
No, that's not a bug. It is a warning that that guy Vik is getting too close to your kettle and that you'd better keep an eye on him! :lol:

I agree that my EIK was just fine. I don't really chase the numbers. I do with efficiency what I do with my car mileage. I check the mileage at every fill and the efficiency at every brew. If the numbers are more or less what I'd expect, I'm happy. If they are significantly off, it tells me to look ...

In previous recipes, I double-crushed, but you guys convinced me that this is not necessary. For my latest brew, I meant to single crush, but mistakenly sent the grains through the crusher at the LHBS that is meant for steeping grains and has a larger roller gap. I then sent them through the correct...

I, too, am wondering about your water chemistry, specifically your chloride/sulfate ratio. I am running some test batches to see what difference this ratio makes. Read the Water Knowledge page on the Bru'nwater site; search for "Sulfate/Chloride Ratio"; the section is near the bottom of the page.

I didn't log in yesterday, but today I looked and yes :party: people remembered my birthday! It may be a small thing, but as I get older I find that it actually matters. Went to a minor league baseball game and watched some fireworks (of course). Had a Sam Adams Seasonal at the ball park (not bad). ...

[My apologies if this is a known bug.] Bug Report (PR1.3G) Section D (Hop Bill) Entering "P" or "p" in the Form column changes the results in the "What You Will Use" section. I believe that "P" and "p" should be accepted for Pellets, as well as <BLANK>. Any of those entries should provide the same r...

My apologies. I had my grains, etc., entered into the first PR1.3 and I was too lazy to re-type them all into a later version. I didn't realize what I would be missing. :blush: Almost everything else seemed to work fine. :thumbs: Now that the weather here has gotten warmer and humid, the default boi...

OK, actual bugs found. Section U (Height = Volume) and Section V (Headspace = Volume) do not calculate correctly when using Section X "Kettle Shape Volume Adjustment" and "Kettle Shape Height Adjustment". BIABacus PR1.3 Microsoft Excel 2010 I have entered values into the Section X "Kettle Shape Volu...

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