I am a small batch brewer - primarily 1 gallon with an occasional 2 gallon on something really tasty. I brew all grain and extract depending on recipe and laziness factor that brew session.
For all grain I mash grain in a fine nylon mesh bag. I use 2 stockpots - one for mash and other for sparge. For sparge I typically remove the bag from mash tun (ie stock pot #1), drain back over a strainer, and the gently dip the bag info the sparge water (stockpot #2) 4 to 5 times. I make sure the bag gets fully absorbed with sparge water before lifting after each dip.
This is a take-off on BIAB but on a smaller scale. The dip sparge is more related to the fact that I only have 7 or 8 qt stockpots won't spend the money on a "real" kettle . I actually picked up this process from some brewer's blog.
Note that I'm also not very scientific about my brewing (no OG readings, etc).
anything and everything - typically ales because lagering is a bit of a pain and I'm not a uber lager fan anyway.
|English Mild Brown||Best Bitter||2017-02-20||Conditioning||All Grain|
|Amber Wheat Ale||American Amber Ale||2016-11-25||Conditioning||All Grain|
|Malty Rye Amber||American Amber Ale||2016-11-06||Conditioning||All Grain|
|Northern English Nutty Brown Ale||British Brown Ale||2016-10-02||Ready To Drink||All Grain|
|Continental Wheat||American Wheat or Rye Beer||2016-09-05||Ready To Drink||All Grain|
|Munich Dunkel - LME||Munich Dunkel||2016-03-20||Ready To Drink||Extract|
|German Amber Ale||American Amber Ale||2015-12-11||Ready To Drink||Extract|
|Vienna Rye||American Pale Ale||2015-10-11||Ready To Drink||All Grain|