I have been brewing AG batches for 8 years now with a Denny style mash tun (it’s blue). Recently there has been a lot of discussions on BIAB or MIAB. I currently have a 10 gallon Boilermaker pot and think that I could have the ideal setup for BIAB. I have someone making the bag for me right now and I plan to brew in the next few weeks to get things going. Since I only have 1 burner I think that this can save me almost an hour or brew day. I won’t have to bother heating up sparge water, or infusion water. Once the mash is done I can fire up the burner and just get things going. Question is -is it really that simple?
Can you take a standard recipe from NB and just do a BIAB? Do most recipes need to be adjusted slightly? I’ve read tons on the various efficiencies people get and some get low, some get normal with BIAB. I figure I’d just do 2 or 3 batches as usual and see where the gravities come out. I always make a 5 gallon batch and don’t ever plan otherwise.
If I can get down to just pulling out my kettle, burner, and my chiller during brew day I just think it would make the day go easier and maybe shorter. Can you guys chime in here? I know BIAB is not necessarily highly regarded here but I can’t pinpoint why exactly. You’re still mashing, still making beer in the end right? Thanks.