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How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

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Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:53 pm
by virtualpaul
Sakaibrew wrote:my AG setup is BIAB and I haven't had any problems like this. I can hit a 70 efficiency on most of my brewday unless I am just really not paying attention. Try rinsing your grain bag with some water around 170F to rinse some of the sugars out of those close contact grains. Really helped me reach my correct boil volume. I'm also pretty sure that wearing :nutters: in below freezing temperatures has also helped my mash efficiency. :P

:jnj -Sak



It's funny that you mention this since I was wearing :nutters: at -12C while doing part of the brewing! :jnj

Does any of you check the PH of the mash? Since I added my own salts to RO water, I am wondering if the PH might have been too high.

Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:25 am
by AnimalHouseBrewery
I had to join this forum, just because of this thread, I am sure I will find other useful info, but not only is there great information here, but this thread has been going for 7 years!! That is awesome!!

I do have a question for you BIAB brewers, should the bag be squeezed to get all the water out or will this have an impact on tannin release from the grist?

Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:38 pm
by spiderwrangler
AnimalHouseBrewery wrote:I had to join this forum, just because of this thread, I am sure I will find other useful info, but not only is there great information here, but this thread has been going for 7 years!! That is awesome!!

I do have a question for you BIAB brewers, should the bag be squeezed to get all the water out or will this have an impact on tannin release from the grist?

Welcome! Head on over to the new user section and introduce yourself!

Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:03 am
by Datamike
AnimalHouseBrewery wrote:I had to join this forum, just because of this thread, I am sure I will find other useful info, but not only is there great information here, but this thread has been going for 7 years!! That is awesome!!

I do have a question for you BIAB brewers, should the bag be squeezed to get all the water out or will this have an impact on tannin release from the grist?


Squeeze away! Tannin extraction has much more to do with the PH of the mash (>5.6 starts to extract tannins) than squeezing the grain.

Newer commercial breweries, such as Cooper's, have "mash filters" that perform wort extraction by pressure with no worries.

Michael

Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:10 am
by spiderwrangler
If you're gonna squeeze your sack, just be loving and gentle. :unicornrainbow:

Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:08 pm
by alan_marks
spiderwrangler wrote:If you're gonna squeeze your sack, just be loving and gentle. :unicornrainbow:

...and make sure you're wearing your :nutters: !

Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:13 pm
by PorkSlapper
seriously a ruptured sack just makes a mess out of brewday, and gets you strange looks in the ER :asshat:

Re: How to go from Extract to AG for < $10.00

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:31 am
by Ozwald
PorkSlapper wrote:seriously a ruptured sack just makes a mess out of brewday, and gets you strange looks in the ER :asshat:


That's not a happy ending at all! :shock:

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