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... BIAB was meant to mean full volume mashing with a passive lauter done in a single vessel. Now the term can mean anything. How depressing :sad:. For me especially on some days :sad:. Poor terminology just costs/wastes so much time. This one drives me nuts, too. Over on HBT, anything that uses a ...

Double Crush?

So, what is the current thinking on double-crushing grain? I crush at the LHBS using whatever roller setting they have, which would be set for 3V brewers. When I first started BIAB 2 years ago, I started double-crushing the grain. The reasons were supposed to be at least one of: Raise the efficiency...

PP, This is really a suggestion, not a bug, but I'm not sure where else to post it. Section L has an entry for Mash Volume. I put a metal folding steamer tray in the bottom of the pot to keep the bag from touching the bottom and possible melting. I am under the impression that many other folks also ...

PP, Why, oh why, are there always more questions? :scratch: I just looked at the BIABacus PR1.E you reference above. That particular recipe uses late water additions, where I always do a full-volume BIAB from the start. So, I noticed that the Strike Water Needed is a "hot" volume. Because I do full-...

[I just edited my earlier post. I typed "cm" instead of "mm" on the Marshall's bag measurements.] [I just edited this one, as well. Updated measurements for the Marshalls bag and new ones for the paint strainer bag, as well as updated my math: Marshalls bag: the spacing between the thick "bars" is 1...

[Edited--Corrected units for the thread counts for Marshalls bag. I had called out cm instead of mm!] [Edited again for an update on the "thick" bar's effect on pore size. OK, I just darn-near went blind measuring my new voile bag. 30 threads per cm, which meets PP's 30-40 threads/cm from Post #4. ...

Bob, Thanks! Great video. The original posting here and on HomeBrewTalk dealt with the BB&B bag. Mine was an update on a source for a similar bag. There are a lot of folks advocating the use of a 5-gallon paint strainer bag, which is even coarser than this one. I am actually starting to wonder what ...

No matter what terminology you choose, I think you have to stay with OG and FG because they are so widely used. Note that in my message, I said "all gravities begin with "G" (except OG and FG, of course)". I like that every "xBW" refers to Boiled Wort and that every "Vxx" is a volume, etc. The consi...

Old thread, I know. I waited too long to go to BB&B and when I finally did, these clearance bags were long gone. I've been looking around ever since for a similar bag. A couple weeks ago I found one for $5 at Marshall's, near the checkout line. I think it may be the same bag. I do not have a commerc...

I grew up with Black and Gold (Steelers), but now live in Patriots land. I did notice the #/lb change. Thanks. It will take me a while to get used to the new terminology. If we are going to change terms, might I suggest that all efficiencies begin with "E", all volumes begin with "V", all gravities ...

BIABacus will handle 3 Vessel Brewings and Extract Brews. ... 3V brewers just need to change Volume Loss from Lauter to 1 l/kg. I don't claim to be a 3V brewer, but I don't understand this statement. Why would the Volume Loss from Lauter be higher for 3V? Is this due to bag squeezing for BIAB? That...

One experiment would be to divide your wort into multiple fermenters: Dry yeast Hydrated yeast, tap water Hydrated yeast, dechlorinated water For hydration, you'd have to do it right. Correct hydration temps and no longer than 30 minutes of hydration before using the yeast. For a really interesting ...

1. An inexperienced brewer should expect the same EIK's as an experienced brewer. If they are not, it will be one of the things listed here that is causing the problem. How the heck can you remember a post you made 2 years ago? :shock: What about the effect on EIK of stirring the mash? We had a dis...

Heresy coming up here, so feel free to skip this post. :o I was thinking about the PLG discussion. If I take, say half of the total water needed (TWN) and list it instead as Water Used in a Sparge, then the whole BIABacus could be used by a traditional 3-vessel brewer. The PLG would be the gravity f...

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