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Brew In A Bag vs.The Dreaded Stuck Sparge
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We read a lot of articles on the brewing process, and lately we came across two that addressed the issue of the dreaded stuck sparge. The sparge is post mash washing of the sugars from the grains and is accomplished by methodically adding just enough water to the mash tun to "float" the top portion of the grain bed. To allow outflow some sort of manifold with approximately 1/16" holes is inserted in the bottom of the tun. This lets gravity and pressure work together to provide an outlet for the heavier sugar laden wort. The manifold is connected to...
Brew In A Bag Video Series by The Brew Bag founder Rex Slagel
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We've seen a good many videos showing how to use a fabric filter to brew in a bag, but there aren't any that detail why this works so well. Here you'll find a bit of science along with some practical information to make great beer in about 3.5 hours using minimal equipment.
Homebrew Academy review of the The Brew Bag®
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Mill Gap EXBEERIMENT - Coarse crush vs Fine
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Interested to find out if the mill setting makes a difference? We've done our own experiments as well and coupled with many BIAB brewers comments from around the web, come to the same conclusion - a finer crush aids in faster more complete conversion, higher efficiency numbers, and in our humble limited opinion a better tasting beer - but we're a bit biased on the taste side of things. The folks at Brulosophy conducted a test that you can find here.
Misconceptions - Brew Bag Myths Explained
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Because the brew in a bag process is still fairly new in the USA, there is still some confusion about how to use a fabric filter in the brewing process. Some folks still call it a “method”, as if the resulting product is different than when employing a sparge to wash sugar from grain, and they might also suggest its use is for only single kettle BIAB, but it is currently being used by sparge brewer’s as well. Essentially, the fabric replaces the grain bed as the filter and that alone allows many steps of the process...