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Title: Mr. Beer Fermenter w/ BIAB
Post by: Quake120 on March 04, 2015, 03:58:40 PM
I have a free Mr. Beer fermenter and I'd like to use it so it doesn't sit around collecting dust. Does BIAB scale down to 2 gallon batches well? I've never done a BIAB and I'd like to try something a bit darker like a porter if possible, but I'm kind of afraid the lid on the fermenter is going to get clogged with krausen and I'll have a stouty explosion haha. Has anybody tried this?
Title: Re: Mr. Beer Fermenter w/ BIAB
Post by: Oginme on March 04, 2015, 05:07:08 PM
I created my own profile for biab and use it with my  MBKs quite frequently.  It's just a matter of adjusting the volume to fit the MBK and updating the pot size, boil off rate, trub loss, and any dead space in your process to match. 
Title: Re: Mr. Beer Fermenter w/ BIAB
Post by: Quake120 on March 04, 2015, 06:12:16 PM
Awesome, thank you! I will definitely have to try it. Have you ever had any trouble with the LBK's weird vent notches? I have seen some older ones that have an actual airlock on them; maybe I'll mod mine to have that.
Title: Re: Mr. Beer Fermenter w/ BIAB
Post by: Oginme on March 05, 2015, 12:32:29 AM
Even if you mod it with a hole for the airlock, the notches will still be there.  I use them as is without issue.  The majority of the brews are experimental or for proofing a recipe, so they don't usually spend more than three weeks in the MBK and I don't normally do a full cold crash on them.
Title: Re: Mr. Beer Fermenter w/ BIAB
Post by: Quake120 on March 05, 2015, 02:04:16 PM
I'll give it a try. Thanks for the advice