|My stove-top brewing setup|
This was my first time doing BIAB. I'll probably keep using it for 1-gallon batches, but for the 3-gallon batches I am going to find a different way, likely a 5-gallon cooler with a steel braid. I was pleasantly surprised with the efficiency I had. It was better than I had gotten in the past, which I mostly think was due to the better crush on the grain.
The only down side to the brew was the non-siphoning auto siphon. For some reason it wouldn't keep flowing, and I had use it like a hand pump.
I had forgotten how enjoyable brewing can be. I've done group brews recently, but this was my first solo brew in over a year. I'm looking forward to brewing many test batches in the coming weeks/months, and getting feedback on the recipes from other people.
|MF DOOM is protecting my beer from the sun|
FG - 1.011
IBUs - 37
ABV - 5.4
SRM - 9.4
Grain Bill -
5 pounds 2-row pale malt
1 pound Crystal 40
0.25 oz Centennial - 30 minutes
0.25 oz Centennial - 20 minutes
0.25 oz Centennial - 15 minutes
0.25 oz Centennial - 10 minutes
0.5 oz Centennial - 5 minutes
0.5 oz Centennial - 1 minutes
Yeast - Safale US-05
This is going to be my new recipe testing method - 1-, or 3-gallon batches. I've always done full 5-gallon batches before, and the lag time on testing recipes was just too long. Brewing 4-5 versions of a beer to perfect it resulted in a LOT of beer. By the time the recipe would be perfected, I would be tired of the style.
Update 2/26 - I added gelatin to help this clear, and it had a great aroma from the fermenter. I am planing to bottle this on 3/2.