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Re: Double Mash Biab 1/2 then 1/2 - please advise water treatment?

I wouldn't treat the water unless you have an accurate water report of your existing water. Or, if you are going to use RO water and then build a water profile specific to the brew. If that's the case you can use Brun Water to get the profile you want. I  haven't used it on a brew myself,  I've play...

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Hi Janberto, MS beat me to it, but welcome aboard. You have found the best source for info on Biab. As far as no-sparge, that is sort of dependant on your definition of a 'sparge'. Around here we say full volume Biab is technically a passive sparge, since your grain is being mashed in the full volum...

Re: Dried Yeast Starters ?

I have never read that you ' can't ' use dry yeast in a starter. I think the general consensus is just that it is unnecessary, since a dry yeast pack has more than enough cells to ferment the standard 5 or 6 gallon batch, where as with liquid yeast the count is lower, and more variable. In your situ...

Thanks very much everyone. I wish I had the day off, got hit with some weird flu yesterday that probly came home with one of my kids from school, was supposed to work from home today but ended up having to go in to the office, and now almost don't even feel like having beers. Key word there being al...

Shouldn't need more bags, but perhaps just a bigger one. You want the hops exposed to as much of the liquid as possible...

Hi Edclaridge, nice pics! Seldom does a first brewday go without issue, but if you get beer in the end, it was a success! Only way to really get things dialed in for your setup is to brew on it, and improve as you go. Let us know how the beer turns out!

I have done a few fruit beers, last one I did strawberries but I generally only leave the fruit in for a week or so, or until fermentation activity has stopped and gravity stabilized. I haven't done cherries, but strawberries definitely turn to mush after a week. I use a plastic bucket and a mesh ba...

There are many ways to save/reuse yeast. Good sanitation is very important no matter how you do it. If you will be re-using within a week or so you can just save some of the slurry from the bottom of the fermenter, put in a sanitized container and keep in the fridge until ready to use. If you want t...

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