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Brewer_010

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Having a bit of a rant.

After about a year of BIAB-ing I finally got spare time / cash together and got a mash tun and a false bottom and have just put my first brew through it, a dunkelweizen. Months and months of getting the shits with 60-65% efficiency with BIAB I ran my brew through today and got 82%. Awesome, really happy with that.

Maybe I was doing BIAB wrong? But the neatness of the false bottom, clarity of the wort and first up efficiency means I'm stoked.

Cheers!
 

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Bet you are glad you made the transition now. Only problem is now the bug has bitten how long before pumps, HERMS fancy fittings :lol:

Glad it worked out for you, and especially on your first run.


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Having a bit of a rant.

After about a year of BIAB-ing I finally got spare time / cash together and got a mash tun and a false bottom and have just put my first brew through it, a dunkelweizen. Months and months of getting the shits with 60-65% efficiency with BIAB I ran my brew through today and got 82%. Awesome, really happy with that.

Maybe I was doing BIAB wrong? But the neatness of the false bottom, clarity of the wort and first up efficiency means I'm stoked.

Cheers!
It seems you were doing something wrong. I BIAB in a 40lt urn & get 86% efficiency.
As far as wort clarity is concerned, it has zero relevance to your finished beer so striving for clear wort into the boil kettle is pointless.
I went the opposite direction than you, esky mash tun with false bottom to a 3V Rims set up & now BIAB in the urn.
Sounds like you are happy with your current decision & you are getting great efficiency. Well done.
 

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It seems you were doing something wrong. I BIAB in a 40lt urn & get 86% efficiency.
As far as wort clarity is concerned, it has zero relevance to your finished beer so striving for clear wort into the boil kettle is pointless.
I went the opposite direction than you, esky mash tun with false bottom to a 3V Rims set up & now BIAB in the urn.
Sounds like you are happy with your current decision & you are getting great efficiency. Well done.
yeah I'd read and spoken to guys who'd got 80% or more through BIABing but I'm stuffed if I could, the best I managed was about 70%. Maybe I wasnt dunking the bag enough? Not squeezing it enough? Who knows, but my first time using a fb and I got the efficiency I was after even with 60% wheat malt so I'm pretty happy.

I actually read an article a while back that said brewery tests showed better flavour stability from turbid wort, so maybe my clear wort is going to produce me a shite beer! But at least I got a lot of the sugars out of my friggen grain.

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yeah I'd read and spoken to guys who'd got 80% or more through BIABing but I'm stuffed if I could, the best I managed was about 70%. Maybe I wasnt dunking the bag enough? Not squeezing it enough? Who knows, but my first time using a fb and I got the efficiency I was after even with 60% wheat malt so I'm pretty happy.

I actually read an article a while back that said brewery tests showed better flavour stability from turbid wort, so maybe my clear wort is going to produce me a shite beer! But at least I got a lot of the sugars out of my friggen grain.

Cheers
You won't get a shit beer mate, it will be great. Comparing BIAB against my 3V beers is identical really, I can't really notice any difference although my APA seems a tad maltier from BIAB. This could be all in my head though. The great thing for me with BIAB is the simplicity. Back that up with no chill & it makes for an awesome brew day. It sounds as though you are happy with the direction you are going & if you are getting great beer & you are happy with your process, it doesn't matter what anyone says, brew on mate.
Cheers
 

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