Post #7126 made 4 years ago
Hi

I'm here to learn to become a master brewer! I've just started on my Biab journey completed my first brew day last weekend.

I'm living in Auckland NZ and came across your site from brewers coop, my local brew store.

I look forward to many a beer...

Cheers
Matt

Post #7127 made 4 years ago
Welcome to the Forum Matt(KiwiMatt),

If you have time to try all methods of BIAB, FWH, whirlpool Hopping, No-chill, Slo-Chill, and many Other options, it will be a while to Master Brewing!

You can Download "BIABACUS" at http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869

and get "The BIABacus - Help" at http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1863

and read the "Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT)" http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685

When you have Questions, Just Post, and we can Help.
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Post #7130 made 4 years ago
Hi There! I'm scottish but lived in the USA for 8 years and developed a real taste for hoptastic IPA's. I now live in Sweden where all beer above 3.5% can only be bought in state-run stores that are super expensive (2-3 time the US) and have crap opening hours.

Needless to say, this was the necessary motivator to taking up brewing :)

I've been doing so for the last year. Started with kits and then moved on to extracts brews. For me BIAB seems the next logical step, but I'm really keen to get my numbers and equipment down before attempting my next brew. Hope I can get some help here...

Cheers!
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Post #7131 made 4 years ago
Welcome KirkCaldyBrewer,

Before you buy your Kettle, and determine the Ability of your Heat source, You can get started by Downloading "BIABACUS" at http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 and get "The BIABacus - Help" at http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1863

Then read thru the "Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT)" http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 to get a good Understanding about BIAB, The Best way to brew Great Beer!

Let us Know when you have questions and we will Help.
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Post #7132 made 4 years ago
Hi everyone! Going to throw the template in here and fill it out!


1. Where are you from? Minneapolis, MN
2. How did you stumble across the site? After moving in with my girlfriend I realized I had limited space to work with, not to mention my beer drinking has gone down a bit so I decided to look into 1 gallon batches and thought I might be able to do them BIAB style.
3. What you think of it so far? It looks like a treasure trove of info, can't wait to dig in!
4. Have you brewed at all before. If so, for how long and what method are you currently using? I had for about a year and a half, last 6-8 months I have taken off. Only done 5 gallon extract brews.
5. Do you work? Are you retired or maybe you run a household? I work as tech support for a cloud consulting company

Post #7135 made 4 years ago
1. Oregon, USA
2. How did you stumble across the site? Searching for how to get into all grain, 3 gallon recipes, and how to convert from 5+ gallon recipes
3. What you think of it so far? It looks informative
4. Have you brewed at all before. If so, for how long and what method are you currently using? I have only done 5 gallon extract brews. 6 batches
5. Do you work? Are you retired or maybe you run a household? Work at farm store

Post #7136 made 4 years ago
Welcome hogg44, glad you found us. Is the "hogg" a reference to the fact that you ride or am I guessing wrong? Get rid of that mash tun and just mash in your boil kettle with the bag. Why clean two pieces of equipment? We try to subscribe to the K.I.S.S. principle around here.

Welcome Sfarr! I'm guessing you don't have much trouble getting those wonderful PacNW hop varieties? Scaling recipes up or down is easy with the BIABacus, let us know if you have any questions.

You both have found the right place to learn all you need to know about the easy way to do AG brewing. Grab the "BIABACUS" at http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 and have a look at the BIABacus help page http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1863 .


---Todd
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Post #7137 made 4 years ago
Howzit all,

I'm snowbeast from south africa.
I stopped brewing for a while as I lost all my equipment in a hail storm.

I'm a work-a-holic, I Work as a financial advisor and have shares in a tutoring agency.

I relax I enjoy archey.
SWMBO ha decided I need to get back into brewing so has bought me a 50l stainless pot and an extract kit.
I've bought the rest of the basics to get back into biab after my extract brew.

Cheers

Post #7139 made 4 years ago
Hi all,
I'm originally Canadian now living in New York.
I found the site by searching BIAB - amazing what you can do with Google!
Lots of great info on the site - love the small batch section - as that is what I do
I started brewing 3 months ago on a long weekend. Went into a local brew shop and picked up a starter kit. The owner of the shop made up a recipe and provided ingredients for a partial mash. It was an IPA and delicious - blew my friends away at Christmas. I was hooked.
Currently have a Dogfish Head 60 minute all grain clone in secondary, and an all grain bourbon barrel porter and an all grain IPA in primary.
My second brew was a cream ale - came out a bit green but improved in the bottle. My third brew was the Plinian Legacy double IPA kit from Northern Brewer in the U.S. I'm drinking that now.
All my beers have been small batch BIAB.
Currently working.
Happy to be here!

Post #7141 made 4 years ago
Welcome MMack and Pilchard Pete, you have come to the right place to learn more about BIAB. Lots of quality info around here and many helpful veteran BIABers to answer your questions. Check Joshua's post above for links to Biabacus, and biabacus help. These are a great place to start. Happy Brewing!
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Post #7142 made 4 years ago
Hi all, stumbled across this site while looking for info on how to get started with BIAB, and it appears to have a real wealth of knowledge!
I'm from the UK (London originally, now south coast) and only started brewing with a bunch of equipment given to me one Christmas. I have to admit, it sat in my garage for a year before i thought i may as well give it a try. I'm glad i did :) I'm only 4 brews in using kits (Coopers Cerveza, Milestone Crusader, 2x Wherry) and have only recently come to find out about BIAB. I'm one for little projects (built a basic brewpi setup after 2 kits) so now have started to collect parts to start on an electric biab system.
Wish me luck :)

Cheers,
Dave

Post #7145 made 4 years ago
Welcome (Chicago)CowBoyDan55,

Rob, You can Download "BIABACUS" at http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869

and get "The BIABacus - Help" at http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=1863.

You may need to read thru "Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT)" http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 to understand the Names and Abbreviations in the BAIBACUS.

Have Fun!
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Post #7146 made 4 years ago
Hi all,

I enjoy home brewing and try and use the most easy and efficient way of brewing and BIAB has been perfect for me. I currently us an Anvil 7.5 gallon Boil kettle where I do my BIAB and I recently started using a HERMS coil that sits in a 4 gallon ss stock pot that's fitted with a 3500 watt electric heating element. I boil with 2000 watt induction plate. In conjunction with these I also use a plug and play auber PID controller to control mash temps and 1 small solar pump that's attached to the Anvils ball valve. I've always done biab and figured I could implement the ease of use in my current electric method. Since my foot print is small i normally do split a recipe but mash with more grain and tip up to 5 gallons. I have had a problem with efficiency doing it that way and have had problems with getting the correct numbers with no sparge . Any advice? I would also like to know if the biabacus would fit for my current system. Thanks!!

Vince

Oh by the way I'm in the military stationed overseas, married with a family and enjoy every minute of it

Post #7147 made 4 years ago
Welcome to BIABrewer.info Vince :salute:,

Lots of info in your first post which is great. The only important thing you missed is where you are from so use the User Control Panel, top left, to add your location.

I'm going to copy your post to the Electric BIAB forum as you have quite a few questions, and, any answers could be easily lost here.

A short answer to one of your questions is that The BIABacus, even though called that, will handle all brewing processes very well, especially yours. While you are waiting for a reply, study:

Clear Brewing Terminology
This recent thread and the links within it

Those will either give you some answers immediately or, help you get them faster.

:luck:
Pat
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Post #7148 made 4 years ago
Hello all.

My name is Jay and I live in charlotte, North Carolina.

I am a paramedic and I am in the initial stages of beginning my brewing hobby.

I look forward to learning how to BIAB!

Post #7149 made 4 years ago
Hello Jayb, this is a great place to be in the initial stages of this hobby. You will be hooked very soon if not already. There is lots of great info here for those just starting out, and many brewers to help with any questions you have. Check out the Clear brewing Terminology link in Pats post above and the links Joshua posted above as well. These are all great threads to get you started on the right track. And above all, Happy Brewing!
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Post #7150 made 4 years ago
hello,
my name is jonathan and i live in israel. i started to brew a few months ago.
i want to start brewing biab instead of using extracts.
i have a lot to learn about biab so im sure this is the right place.

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