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Flame On - Brew In A Bag best brewing practice - or - is adjusting temp mid-mash a good idea?

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I used to be the guy that chased exact temp mashing. As a home brewer does the final product benefit to any noticeable degree from being mashed at any constant temperature for the entirety of the mash? Does kettle mashing have any drawbacks compared to cooler mashing? Based on conversion facts what do we need to do to make good beer? It is a proven fact that when mashing grain, 90% of the conversion from starch to sugar occurs within the first forty-five minutes. For the non-scientific heat transfer explanation it is also proven that the mash insulates itself and...

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HomeBrew Finds Reviews The Brew Bag -

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I’ve done quite a bit of BIAB brewing.  I’ve used a few different types of bags.  Having used The Brew Bag for a while, I can tell you that it’s the highest quality bag I’ve used.  It is purposed designed, by a homebrewer, for homebrewing and that shows.  From the reinforced seams to the handles to the availability of a number of sizes to the quality of the fabric.  I can wholeheartedly recommend the Brew Bag for BIAB brewing.

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Let's compare brewing filters - No is the new Yes

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As a viable small business, we're about 11 months in and happy to report that The Brew Bag is growing nicely. When the reality that the market was underserved with a strong reliable brew bag way back in January of 2013, I thought I would be supplying home brewers with bags, and that's about it. What has happened however, is more than that. Home brewer's are an independent lot.  I know this because I'm one of them, and I talk to a lot of them on social media, the phone, and via this site.  An important aspect of home brewing...

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Can a grown man rip The Brew Bag?

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I've never been asked that question, but in response to "is the bag strong?" I say, "the material can not be ripped by any man I know, (meaning the phone book rippers may be able to rip the bag, but I don't know any of them) and because of the strength and composition of the fibers, it will not rip - even after being cut. You can see a stress test of the fabric holding a forty pound container of water here.  In preparation for retail sales of The Brew Bag, we did all manner of testing on the material and the strapping. We pulled...

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Manifold pickup VS. The Brew Bag.

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This blog subject came about as I was strolling the sidewalk on my way to day two of the American Homebrewers Conference. I was walking with my conference buddy Brian, and we ran into a well known voice from The Brewing Network. A fellow known for his "taste" buds and brewing stature.  He had heard of the brew in a bag method, but had never ventured into the magical world on his own. As we walked I asked what his opinion of the method was. His first comment was "well, I've heard it's not as efficient and doesn't take as...

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