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Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Re: BIAB Infusion Step Mash
« Last post by GigaFemto on Today at 09:31:17 AM »
For old school BIAB, with a cloth bag in a kettle on a flame, it is very risky to increase the temperature because the bag can scorch and become fused to the bottom of the kettle. I know because it happened to me despite my trying to be very careful. With an electric system that may not be the case. Some heating elements are ultra-low watt density and will not burn the bag. A false bottom can also keep the bag off the bottom of the kettle or heating element. I can now do step mashes with no fear of burning the bag or scorching the grains. I don't generally see a need to do a step mash, but I do raise the temperature to 168 before pulling the bag.

BeerSmith 2 Bugs/Support / Re: Beersmith3 Recipes will not save
« Last post by Kevin58 on Today at 07:16:50 AM »
How are you saving your files? There is the save icon to save the file you are currently working on without closing the window... The Save As option next to it for saving the open file under a new name... and the OK button next to that which will save and close the file. Another thought is that the document directory where the files would normally be saved has been changed.
BeerSmith 2 Bugs/Support / Beersmith3 Recipes will not save
« Last post by doghouse on Today at 05:52:01 AM »
I've been using Beersmith3 for about 3 months and it wont save changes to recipes, wont update session data and wont update notes. Ive used BS2 for years without any problems but Im getting pretty hacked off with what I see is a poor piece of software. Any thoughts before I dump it?
Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Re: BIAB Infusion Step Mash
« Last post by Sandyfeet on Yesterday at 06:57:12 PM »
I also forgot a few things this morning:
I might be stupid about a few things, but heating grains/sugars on direct heat (which is what you would have to do with BIIB on a step mash I assume) would probably not be a real good idea flavor wise.
Second, I assume you want to do this to increase head retention, maybe?
Try 1/2 lb. of white wheat in your recipe (5 gallons) if it is somewhat within the style. That might help you cheat a little bit.
BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Calendar Export
« Last post by BOB357 on Yesterday at 05:40:00 PM »
Is any other brewing software capable of that?
Michigan Hops with Scott Mast and Chris Vogel - BeerSmith Podcast #260

BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Calendar Export
« Last post by Kevin58 on Yesterday at 03:49:34 PM »
Unfortunately there is no syncing ability to Google calendar or any other. It's been requested often for about 8 years now.
BeerSmith 3 Support / Calendar Export
« Last post by smittystx on Yesterday at 08:52:00 AM »
Is there a way to export brewing calendar info to iCal, Google Calendar, etc.? If not, seems like a good FMR.
Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Re: BIAB Infusion Step Mash
« Last post by Sandyfeet on Yesterday at 05:25:02 AM »
I agree. With BIIB you heat water, take it off the heat, and mash in the kettle, one step. The simplicity is the whole purpose of BIIB.
Brewing Discussion / Re: Yeast starter and pressure fermentation
« Last post by wyoroy on June 30, 2022, 04:36:53 PM »
Thanks Bob.  It's going to be an Italian Pilsner
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