Allrighty folks, super excited for brew day this weekend, will be my first time brewing where I am trying to not just "wing it" lots of super helpful tips and advice given directly and mined from these forums indirectly. Sorry for the mega post. Have a read below and any further comments, tips, advice, would be most welcomed! Some of the changes for me going down this weekend: Moving from lauter straining/spilling/scalding myself/kids/cat to BIAB Moving up from 1G to 2.5G batches Got myself a wizzy immersion chiller Going to try some Campden for the chlorine Going to try some finings because why not. Got myself a wizzy refractometer, Here is what I intend to brew, IPA, 75ibu-ish, 6.5%ish: Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill % 6 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 92.3% 0.40 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 6.2% 0.10 lb Caramel / Crystal 20L 35 20 1.5% 6.5 lb Total Hops Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill % 0.50 oz Chinook Pellet 14.2 First Wort 0 min 34.37 20% 0.50 oz Citra Pellet 14.5 Boil 15 min 28.76 20% 0.50 oz Chinook Pellet 14.2 Boil 6 min 12.11 20% 0.50 oz Citra Pellet 14.5 Boil 1 min 2.27 20% 0.50 oz Citra Pellet 14.5 Dry Hop 5 days 20% Mash Guidelines Amount Description Type Temp Time 9.22L (2.4 USG) Temperature 152 °F 75 min 7.57L (2.0 USG) Sparge 170 °F -- Other Ingredients Amount Name Type Use Time ?? Carrageenan Fining Boil 10 min. Yeast: Smack Pack Wyeast London Ale III 1318 Couple of specific questions: 1. For this volume of water would I use ¼ tab Campden on the mash water and another ¼ on the sparge water once they are close to temp? First time using Campden tabs for our local chlorine water. 2. Looks like the recipe estimates one gallon of loss of liquid for the 6.5lbs of grains in the bag, does this jive with other brewers experience? 3. 1/2 Tab Carrageenan for approx 2.5 gallons of Wort, with 10 minutes left in the boil time? 4. Strike temp for a 152F mash temp? 160F? 5. OG Target 1.062 / Final Gravity 1.013, I see my refractometer wont read gravity once alcohol so is this just typically assumed. 6. For aerating my 2.5G of Wort, just hulk out and give it a good shaky shaky? Thanks all!!!