Hello, Sparkle from Northern Ireland.
It wasn't sunny during the week I visited Belfast. Was there a break in the clouds? Your experience is not uncommon - a few kits with some ups and downs while learning a process. You have already learned about waiting for a long time to taste the results of a brew day. Stepping in to All-Grain with BIAB is a great way to go. Read a lot of topics on this forum and ask questions. Get the right bag and scale your recipe to your kit using the BIABacus and post your file for comments. You will get beer eventually.
Hello, johnthebap from Wales.
You have successfully registered and now can get the BIABacus spreadsheet at http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869
Always save files with the .xls extension at the end of your filename, it will save you from future problems. Do give it some time to figure it out, ask questions if you want help. I find it useful for scaling recipes from weights of grain given for brewing vastly different sizes and also when all I have is percentages of grains in a recipe. There are a limited number of recipes on this site at viewforum.php?f=7
compared to other sources. I don't have an explanation for the small number other than people here are maybe more process-oriented and can adapt recipes from anywhere else to BIAB.
The power to adapt almost anything might lessen the need to share a specific recipe. Is that enough of a philosophical question?
Hello, Mark from Los Angeles, USA.
Most of us moved to All-Grain after some extract brews. There is something about starting from crushed grain rather than dry powder or 40Weight syrup that feels better. Tastes better, too.
Just plot out your brew day steps and do things at the proper times and you will be fine. There will be times without action and there will be very busy times, too. Check out viewforum.php?f=145
for terminology that makes things clear.