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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags

Post by LeafMan66_67 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:00 am

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Brewed using this method today at Learn2Brew and it worked pretty good.

Mash efficiency was 82%, I didn't squeeze the bag to get the .5L that I was short, but could have. I did a full volume mash, no sparge-no mashout BIAB style in a cooler. I didn't bother lifting the bag to drain the mash tun,I just opened the valve with the bag in it and let er rip. Once it was empty I lifted the bag over the kettle an gave it a twist - that's it (I don't know if I'll even continue to do that)

I'm thinking I'm going to like this method as it reduces the need to lift a heavy-ish bag of wet grain and should hold mash temps pretty good...it also doesn't increase cleanup time by much over the traditional BIAB.
I didn't notice on Saturday, but after your initial stir (with the giant egg beater) did you stir at all during your mash? And, when doing BIAB in your keggle, how often did you stir, if at all?
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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

Post by sleepyjamie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:06 am

Jimmy. I think my cooler is the same as yours. Cooler ax extreme 72qt I believe.


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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

Post by Jimmy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:21 am

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Jimmy wrote:
Brewed using this method today at Learn2Brew and it worked pretty good.

Mash efficiency was 82%, I didn't squeeze the bag to get the .5L that I was short, but could have. I did a full volume mash, no sparge-no mashout BIAB style in a cooler. I didn't bother lifting the bag to drain the mash tun,I just opened the valve with the bag in it and let er rip. Once it was empty I lifted the bag over the kettle an gave it a twist - that's it (I don't know if I'll even continue to do that)

I'm thinking I'm going to like this method as it reduces the need to lift a heavy-ish bag of wet grain and should hold mash temps pretty good...it also doesn't increase cleanup time by much over the traditional BIAB.
I didn't notice on Saturday, but after your initial stir (with the giant egg beater) did you stir at all during your mash? And, when doing BIAB in your keggle, how often did you stir, if at all?

I just stirred during the initial mash in. Normally with the keggle I only stirred if I had to apply heat.

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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

Post by Jimmy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:22 am

sleepyjamie wrote:Jimmy. I think my cooler is the same as yours. Cooler ax extreme 72qt I believe.


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70qt maybe? That's what mine is


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Post by sleepyjamie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:32 am

Yeah thats it. i looked at the pics and its the same.

Put me in for a bag order. Just let me know the total cost and i'll EMT you the money friday.
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Post by Jimmy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:55 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:Yeah thats it. i looked at the pics and its the same.

Put me in for a bag order. Just let me know the total cost and i'll EMT you the money friday.
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Post by sleepyjamie » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:07 pm

Wicked.

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Post by Jimmy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:42 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:Wicked.

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Post by sleepyjamie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:39 pm

Jimmy wrote:
sleepyjamie wrote:Wicked.

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Get a chance to try it? I'm curious to know what kind of success you have with it.
not yet. but im getting antsy to get this going. this week has been really busy with work and crap.

i hope to come home tomorrow at lunch and start the mash, then do a boil when i get home after work. ill do my measuring and see how she works out. gonna try and do a lager for the first attempt.

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Post by bluenose » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:18 pm

Does the cooler mash allow for 10 gallon batches?
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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

Post by sleepyjamie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:19 pm

bluenose wrote:Does the cooler mash allow for 10 gallon batches?
i dont think you could do BIAB 10 gallons in this cooler
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Post by Jimmy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:43 pm

bluenose wrote:Does the cooler mash allow for 10 gallon batches?
I don't see why not. A 70 quart cooler = 17.5 gallons, while a keggle is ~15.5 gallons. By using the cooler as a second vessel, it gives you the ability to batch sparge, thus reducing the space required for a full volume mash BIAB style.
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Post by sleepyjamie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:03 pm

keep in mind the grain is going to take up some of that space as well
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Post by Jimmy » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:48 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:keep in mind the grain is going to take up some of that space as well
Yeah, I'm just thinking that 10g batches are doable in a keggle, so the extra room would make it even easier.
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Re: BIAB - Custom Bags: For Coolers/Kegs/Pots/Etc.

Post by Jimmy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:16 pm

Picked up some new material for custom hop sacks, it's more coarse than the BIAB material... Going to make one up for a trial and I'll test it out on my next batch.
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Post by Jimmy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:15 pm

gyorke's custom bag to fit the Ontario Beer Kegs 15g pot. It's got 4 tabs made to insert a carabiner or "S" hook through for easy lifting with a pulley.
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Post by mr x » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:18 pm

You're doing fine work out there. :thumbup:
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Post by GAM » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:32 pm

No offense Jim, Becky if doing great work. Jim is a great salesman.

Thanks so much the bag is great. Now how to do 40l of 5% in a keg.

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Post by Jimmy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:38 pm

GAM wrote:No offense Jim, Becky if doing great work. Jim is a great salesman.

Thanks so much the bag is great. Now how to do 40l of 5% in a keg.

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Post by GAM » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:40 pm

Jimmy wrote:
GAM wrote:No offense Jim, Becky if doing great work. Jim is a great salesman.

Thanks so much the bag is great. Now how to do 40l of 5% in a keg.

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Post by Jimmy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:41 pm

GAM wrote:No offense Jim, Becky if doing great work. Jim is a great salesman.

Thanks so much the bag is great. Now how to do 40l of 5% in a keg.

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Oh, and did you actually get a chance to try it out yet? If so, how was the brew day?
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Post by GAM » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:45 pm

I way over shot everything. Also the first time using Beer Smith. It (BS) was right I was wrong. I took your advice mashed in, got groceries, reheated, made lunch, had visitors, mashed out and boiled.

No effort compared to a mash tun.

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Post by Jimmy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:49 pm

GAM wrote:I way over shot everything. Also the first time using Beer Smith. It (BS) was right I was wrong. I took your advice mashed in, got groceries, reheated, made lunch, had visitors, mashed out and boiled.

No effort compared to a mash tun.

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Overshooting isn't necessarily a bad thing :lol:

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Jimmy wrote:
GAM wrote:I way over shot everything. Also the first time using Beer Smith. It (BS) was right I was wrong. I took your advice mashed in, got groceries, reheated, made lunch, had visitors, mashed out and boiled.

No effort compared to a mash tun.

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Overshooting isn't necessarily a bad thing :lol:

Any idea what sort of efficiency you would have had?
I'll need to get to know BS better to figure that out or do the math.

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Post by Jimmy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:38 pm

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