Exactly what I’ve found on about a dozen trials.
Exactly what I’ve found on about a dozen trials.[/quote]
Well, if I ding up my current braid beyond repair or use, then I’ll go the shorter route.
I’ve done both, BIAB and the cheap and easy. Both have their place in my brewery. I live in a townhouse so my gear is in the basement. I have to drag it all upstairs and back down at the end of the day. The BIAB allows me to not have to drag the cooler out. It’s also easier to clean for me. Dump bag in garbage bag, hose off. I can only do up to about 12 pounds in the BIAB though. Yesterday I made an IPA with 17.5 pounds of grain so I used the cheap N easy mash tun. That tun has seen 50+ batches and the Bag has seen about 8 so far. I’ll continue to use each where necessary. The other thing I can think of as a pro for BIAB is your situation where you brew inside. BIAB takes up less counter space and if it rains here I could still brew.