Brew in a Bag (BIAB) with Jake Keeler – BeerSmith Podcast #77

by Brad Smith on March 11, 2014 · 4 comments

BSRadioThis week Jake Keeler joins me to discuss how to Brew in a Bag (BIAB). Brew-in-a-bag is a popular alternative to traditional all grain beer brewing methods and saves on both time and equipment needed to get into all grain brewing.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (46:55)

  • Jake Keeler is my guest this week. Jake is chair of the American Homebrewer Association governing committee, chair of the industry subcommittee and Marketing Manager at Brewer’s Supply Group. Jake is also a former host of Brewing.TV and has a personal web site at
  • Jake tells us what Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) is and why it is starting to really catch on with many home brewers.
  • We talk about some of the advantages of BIAB over traditional brewing including cost of equipment and time saved
  • Jake shares his thoughts on BIAB equipment needed from the perspective of a home brewer transitioning from extract to all grain
  • We talk about the bag required and where to get one
  • Jake walks us through the BIAB mashing process
  • We talk about efficiency with BIAB, as well as some tips on getting the most out of it
  • Jake brings us up to date on what he’s been doing since leaving Brewing TV
  • We talk about the brewing industry as a whole and how home brewing has really exploded the last few years
  • Jake shares his thoughts on fly fishing, art, his web site why we brew beer and his experience with Brewing TV
  • I highly encourage watching the video this week – Jake really did a great job with this interview!

Thanks to Jake Keeler for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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