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Post #8902 made 1 month ago
Hello, Dave from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Yes, people in Utah actually do drink beer.

I stumbled upon the site when looking for methods to do BIAB. I have been brewing for ~26 years but only make a few batches a year. Given I am the only one in the house that drinks beer, a 5 gal (19 l) batch lasts a really long time. I've started making all grain (3 vessel) batches in 2.5 gal (10 l) batches and thought BIAB might make small batch brewing even easier. At this point in my brewing life, I am looking for easier, less time consuming methods to making good beer. However, IMHO automation of the brewing process would make it as about exciting as going to a store to buy the stuff.

So far it appears BIABrewer has a lot of info for BIAB, as one would expect. There does not appear to be much traffic on the system.

Like many, I started with extract brewing, then extract with a partial mash (or just favoring with barley tea), and then all grain. I still do all methods, depending on what's up.

I am an older university professor with a couple of good years left in him prior to retirement.
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Post #8903 made 1 month ago
Hi there. I live in Northern NJ, USA. I started with extract brewing a couple months ago and have been preparing for my first BIAB brew (this coming Sunday). I've read through "How to Brew" twice and many posts on HomeBrewTalk.com. Many of those people recommended this site so here I am.

I'll let you know how it turns out. Cheers,

Dan
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Post #8906 made 1 week ago
1. Where are you from? Oxford, England
2. How did you stumble across the site? Someone referenced it on a UK based forum I was browsing
3. What you think of it so far? I've heard a lot of good things, hoping to solve a couple of efficiency issues with my system.
4. Have you brewed at all before. If so, for how long and what method are you currently using? I've been brewing for about 4 years, I've done around 30 all grain brews and won a couple of local competitions. The Oxford scene is quite good - there are loads of clever people here and many of them also like brewing beer!!
5. Do you work? Are you retired or maybe you run a household? I work full time in marketing.

My issue is that I bought a new electric hob after the other one packed up and didn't realise my brew kettle would not be comparable with it... Yes it's induction and there isn't enough steel in my pan to make it work... I tried using a diffuser but it was hopeless. It took an hour to get it to boiling and then the boil was very weak, so I think I'm going to be left with a lot of stuff I don't want. We'll see how it turns out. But I am looking for a solution. I'm not buying a new pot I would prefer to get a new heat source. Preferably auxillary. I don't want to spend loads so buffalo are out of the running. Can I boil 24 litres on a 2kw electric hob?!! I guess that is my question!

Thanks!! Ed
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Post #8907 made 6 days ago
Franzo wrote:
1 month ago
Buongiorno a tutti mi sono appena inserito nel fantastico mondo dell'homebrewer e ho bisogno di dritte per capire tutto quanto grazie a tutti :)
Translation to English:
Hello everyone I have just entered the fantastic world of homebrewer and I need tips to understand everything thanks to all
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Post #8908 made 5 days ago
Good morning,

I'm an extreme novice - strictly Mr. Beer / Northern Brewer extract kits so far, but committed to improvement. Brewing-in-a-bag seems like a good way to move in the all-grain direction, without accumulating tons and tons of gear; I tend to appreciate and believe in keeping things simple.
Going to read up and get informed - helped a friend brew a 5 gallon Sierra APA clone, definitely seems like the way to go.
Cheers!
Jardug Beers
Specialists in old world ales & new world nonsense
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