Belgian Dubbel - BIAB

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  1. Smitty27

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    This will be my second BIAB recipe and wanted to get some critiques on it. Can the BIAB be done like extract where I can make a 3 gallon batch and just add water to get to 5 gallons or is it best to keep it to one size? I was thinking the mash temperature should be around 145-150F @90min but should there be any other rest that it could benefit from?

    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.067
    Final Gravity: 1.013
    ABV (standard): 7.01%
    IBU (tinseth): 22.77
    SRM (morey): 17.26

    FERMENTABLES:
    6 lb - German - Pilsner (79%)
    1 lb - Belgian Candi Syrup - Amber - (late addition) (13.2%)
    8 oz - Belgian - CaraMunich (6.6%)
    1.5 oz - German - Carafa I (1.2%)

    HOPS:
    0.5 oz - Tettnanger for 60 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 5, IBU: 16.11)
    0.5 oz - Hallertau Hersbrucker for 10 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 5.7, IBU: 6.66)

    OTHER INGREDIENTS:
    1 lb - Wheat Starch, Time: 60 min, Type: Other, Use: Boil

    YEAST:
    Wyeast - Trappist High Gravity 3787
    Starter: No
    Form: Liquid
    Attenuation (custom): 80%
    Flocculation: Med-High
    Optimum Temp: 64 - 78 F
    Fermentation Temp: 70 F
    Pitch Rate: 1.0 (M cells / ml / deg P)

    TARGET WATER PROFILE:
    Profile Name: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
    Ca2: 7
    Mg2: 1
    Na: 6
    Cl: 1
    SO4: 5
    HCO3: 24
     
  2. LarryBrewer

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    Yes - you can top off if you want. I would not top off though. The full wort boil helps drive off chlorine, allows complete water treatment, and is more sanitary. The trade off is it takes a larger kettle, and a chiller of some kind.

    Not sure what the wheat starch is for?

    I can't tell if this is a 3 gallon or a 5 gallon recipe, need to know that and the efficiency to provide more feedback.
     
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    Its a 3 gallon recipe and I want to make at least 5 gallons but I don't have a pot big enough to support 5 gallons. If its better to do a full volume and not top off then I'll just make two batches and have 6 gallons. :D

    I'm not sure what the wheat starch is for either. I seen in it a few recipes and trying to research it to find out what it does. So far my efficiency is 68% but I've only done 1 BIAB batch.
     
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    68% is fine for BIAB.

    Two batches, topping off, or jump up to a 15 gallon kettle so you can do 10 gallon batches :D
     
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    Hopefully soon I'll have a 15 gallon kettle but for now I'll work with what I have. As far as the wheat starch goes I can't find much about it. It seems to help with attenuation of the beer and brewhouse efficiency.
     
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    if your doing bib in a small pot to add water later your going to need to either brew a thick mash for a long period of time and use a 5 gallon recipe or do 2 batches back to back with 3,otherwise your efficiency will go way down and you'll have watered down beer
     

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