Improving BIAB efficiency

Kristina Nasuti

New Member
Hey, gang!

Looking for some tips to improve BIAB efficiency. I hit 70% on my Hefeweizen this weekend but want to get it higher next time around.
Any advice?

Cheers,
Kristina
 

JamesHolland

Active Member
Aside from finer crush, moistening your grain before crush, and rinsing your grain with a "sparge" step I'm at a loss for advise.

I've thought about doing less than full volume mash and then having a separate pot with maybe 2-3 gallons of about 160 degree water to just dunk the bag in, swoosh it around a little and then dump that wort/liqour into the kettle.
 

JamesHolland

Active Member
If you have the means to do it I don't see how it could hurt. That or an occasional stir could help too.

What were the details of the batch?
 

Chris Smith

Tech Officer
I think @Tim Morea double mills his grain and I think his efficiency is pretty good. With BIAB you don't really have to worry about a stuck sparge, so that might be worth trying.
 

Tim Morea

Vice President
I was never much for taking notes or calculating efficiency, but I always had good luck with a double grind
 
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