[quote=“timtim”]I just made this several weeks ago and did the single infusion at the lower temp for 60min. Turned out great.
I had some issues with not meeting volumes with new equipment so I am actually brewing this beer again this Sunday to make sure I work out the kinks. But this time I think I will try the longer mash too. I’ll let you know.[/quote]
The step mash seems like it would be fairly easy with BIAB, I chose to mash for 90 minutes at 147. Put the sleeping bag over the kettle after 30 minutes and kept the temp right on for the whole mash. Boiled it for 90 minutes as well. Got great efficiency and volumes.
I must be entering something incorrectly in BrewSmith because I consistently get upper 80-low 90% for brewhouse efficiency doing BIAB. I do sparge with a couple quarts and then squeeze the living crap out of the bag. It’s probably the way I have my equipment setup or the way I entered my volumes. Don’t really care just hope for good beer!
The yeast, 3787, kicked off in a couple of hours with no starter and now appears to be winding down after a week. That yeast really churns things up in the fermenter and definitely needs a blow off hose. Even with the blow off setup I had krauesen and foam up in the neck of the 6.5 gal carboy. I’ll give it another week or maybe 2 as the hydrometer tells me. I’ll brew the Number 8 and rack onto this yeast cake.
I plan to keg this beer. Would it benefit from some aging in the keg before drinking? I know they all do but would this one any more than the average ale?