Well, after a couple of months of collecting equipment, ingredients, and finally getting some spare time(which ended up being cut short ) I finally put down my first Biab :D
I brewed NRB's all Amarillo APA and I used the mini biab stovetop method with my 19L big-dub pot.
It went fairly well, I'd like to say it went great but there were some issues starting from when I scaled the recipe and scaled it wrong. I did this before the Biabrewer calculator was available.
I ended up juggling numbers in beersmith to get a Estimated final Volume of 14L @ 1058.
I think I had some efficiency problems, pre boil I got 16L @ 1051 and stupidly for got to measure volume post boil after a 60 minute boil but got an sg reading of 1055.
When I chilled in bath of cold water, due to last minute call out I don't think I let it settle enough. Although the wort was at pitching temp, when I poured it into the fermenter there was still quite a bit of trub in suspension (I did use whirfoc). I was a bit unsure of this so I think I left a fair whack of wort in the kettle. :(
So what I ended up with is 10L @ 1055 into the fermenter.
I worked out that the efficiency into the fermenter was about 49% but I think that it should be a bit higher because I'm not sure how much I left in the kettle.(This is what happens when I get rushed!)
Should I have just not worried about the trub so much? It also seemed like there was some of the whirfloc floating around(gelatin like?), will this be a problem as some made it into the fermenter?
I guess time will tell, Can't wait to get it intio the keg!! :D
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