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Offline SoCalHomeBrew

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Show me your BIABasket
« on: May 11, 2016, 12:27:35 PM »
I moved from BIABag to BIABasket and I couldn't be happier with the portability and efficiency of it all. I added quick removable insulation, a quick disconnect, and pump for mashing full volume at roughly 75% efficiency without sparging. I have a controller running an upright freezer as a fermentation chamber with four 5 gallon square fermenters to maximize space and facilitate easy in place racking when needed. I still bottle everything as space doesn't allow an additional kegerator.

I'm curious to see everyone else's Basket setup.




Offline rbailey13

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Re: Show me your BIABasket
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 09:16:38 PM »
That basket is sweet. May I ask where you found one and how many pounds it will hold?
Thanks, Rob

Offline SoCalHomeBrew

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Re: Show me your BIABasket
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 01:47:45 PM »
I got mine from https://utahbiodieselsupply.com/brewingfilters.php. You can have them custom made to fit or about 3/4 down that page you can but blems of various sizes on the cheap.  I run about 15lbs in mine but I'm only doing 5 gallon batches in a 12 gallon pot.

Offline kiterider

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Re: Show me your BIABasket
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 04:41:12 PM »
What type of pump is that?

Offline SoCalHomeBrew

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Re: Show me your BIABasket
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 10:24:39 PM »
That is a small DC pump I was using for a while to recirculate. It worked well for low gravity beers where the temp stayed under 160 degrees, so mash only. It did however get frequently gummed up with wort and I have since moved to a chugger. There is a thread on that pump here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=375904

I would avoid using that pump and just save for a chugger.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 10:26:23 PM by SoCalHomeBrew »

Offline Xavigator

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Re: Show me your BIABasket
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 12:04:53 PM »
Hi everibody,
I'm also moving to BIABasket with a pump, etc., but I don't know how to set it up in Beersmith, is there any place to learn to do it?
I guess that it has to be diferent from BIAB profile.
Thanks.
Xavi
« Last Edit: January 14, 2017, 12:09:13 PM by Xavigator »

 

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