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BRULOSOPHY review of The Brew Bag

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Unlike the cheap grain bags I’d used in the past, The Brew Bag is made of a very fine mesh and includes 4 nylon strap handles to make lifting it out of the mash tun easier. The seams are sewn in such a way that grains would be unable to get stuck underneath, something I found to be incredibly helpful when it came time to clean-up.

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Discoveries from the American Homebrewers Association Conference

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This was my first AHA national conference, but it won't be my last. I left Grand Rapids with so much information to assimilate that I put it on a schedule. I assume that the BOD knows that the braintrust of speaker intellect would compel home brewers to react to all the information they absorbed, and then experiment to an even greater degree, as they seek to  create both unique and common beers that exemplify the pursuit of a great brew. Eventually, craft beer lovers worldwide will be the recipients of it all when they tip future brews that have been influenced...

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Efficiency and The Brew Bag - Endosperm is where it's at!

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There are some misconceptions in the home beer brewing culture that lead me to write this post. Efficiency is a simple term in brewer's lingo. It means the degree to which the starch in grain, with the help of enzymes, is converted to sugar(s) during the grain mash and transferred into the boil kettle. The explanation of the conversion of starches to fermentable sugars is very complicated and involves PH, water temperature, and enzymatic hydrolysis. I won't go any further on this ( because I don't know much more), but will say that all brewers key in on this term...

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The Brew Bag vs Paint Strainer and Muslin Bags.

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All Grain Brewing - Three Tier VS Brew In A Bag

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In a recent article discussing different methods of brewing, the author differentiated "all-grain" from Brew In A Bag. I had to read the sentence twice. BIAB does not use extract, does not come in a kit, (although Brewer's Best is now offering six BIAB kits that include the hops, grain, priming sugar, yeast, and caps) and utilizes the same mashing schedule as the "all grain" method. Now here's the kicker - to make beer using a brew bag you start with grain, that's right, BIAB uses nuttin but grain! I'll tell you what's happening across the USA - new and...

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