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FAQ: What are the pros & cons of varying kettle sizes?

[center] FAQ: What are the pros & cons of varying kettle sizes? [/center] Whether one brews with BIAB or traditionally, all kettle sizes have advantages and disadvantages. For example, a small pot might allow you to use your stove top as a heat source but will only yield a small batch of beer whilst...

Re: Does BIAB differ in Chemistry from Traditional Brewing?

Longevity of Beer Just as with traditional brewing, clarity of wort into kegs or bottles makes a difference to longevity. Any brewer, BIAB or traditional, who tries to drain every last drop from their kettle risks the introduction of lipids and fatty acids that can lead to off-flavours and prematur...

Re: Does BIAB differ in Chemistry from Traditional Brewing?

Sweetness/Dryness Contrary to home brewing lore, the well respected Dennis E Briggs found that thin mashes do not affect the fermentability of wort. One high quality information source has written here that thinner mashes, "perform better and allow for better extraction of the grain." Brewing chemi...

Re: Does BIAB differ in Chemistry from Traditional Brewing?

Wort Clarity BIAB can give a higher volume of wort into the kettle depending on bag porosity and grain crush. In these instances, BIAB will give more trub and therefore a cloudier wort into but not out of the boil. At the end of the boil, with correct rub management, the clarity is exactly the same...

Re: Does BIAB differ in Chemistry from Traditional Brewing?

Tannins And Astringency If you are worried about squeezing your bag too much or crushing too fine, relax! Astringent beers do not come from finely crushed or squeezed husks but come rather from a combination of high temperatures and high pH. These conditions pull the polyhenols out of the husk. The...

Hop Guide

The hop directory from hopslist is an excellent resource. Thanks nosco.

This hop guide from Beer Legends is another. Thank you Joshua.

If you know of any other good quality guides, please let us know here and we will add them to this post.

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BIABrewer

How to Post a BIAB Recipe

BIABrewer.info aims to make things as easy as possible for new all-grain brewers. To make your recipe of the greatest use to these brewers please use the template provided here . You will notice that the topic title begins with the beer style. Following this format will make it easy for others to se...

BIAB Recipe Template

OVERVIEW Style: Name: Yeast: Fermentation Temperature: Original Gravity: Total IBU's: Colour (EBC): Efficiency at End of Boil: Mash Length (mins): Boil Length (mins): Your Vessel Type (Pot/Keggle/Urn): Source/Credits: Notes/Instructions/Comments: Note that The Calculator download below is based on ...

American Pale Ale - NRB's All Amarillo APA

[center] AMERICAN PALE ALE - NRB'S All Amarillo APA (Remember to use The Converter to display this recipe in metric or US.) [/center] Thanks to NRB for the original recipe he posted here. OVERVIEW Style: American Pale Ale Name: NRB's All Amarillo American Pale Ale Yeast: US-56 (US-05) Fermentation T...

Technical Errors - Bugs

All brewers, new and experienced, are encouraged to reply to this topic provided they have read the below. Please report any technical errors or bugs in this thread. Before reporting, please check, "Current Errors," below to make sure your error is not already being addressed. CURRENT ERRORS as at ...

How Would You Improve BIABrewer?

All brewers, new and experienced, are encouraged to reply to this topic provided they have read the below. Please use this thread to make suggestions of what you would like to see included, changed or improved on BIABrewer.info. Before you post please check, "What We Are Working On," below to make ...

The Nonsense / Chat / Fast Answer / Guest Thread

Guests* and members, please feel free to use this thread for general chatting, asking and answering quick questions or when you feel as though you might be just writing utter nonsense :D [ADMIN NOTE: Edited on 20th March 2015 to expand the range of this topic. * Guests and Visitors , it may take a f...

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