What is bagged beer?
Why brew BIAB?
- Want to do whole grain brewing at a lower cost
- You don’t have enough room for the extra containers needed for a complete whole-grain setup
- You want more control over your ingredients from the start
- You don’t want to clean more equipment than extract brew
Disadvantages of Whole Grain Brewing
- A larger jug is required to brew the extract to achieve the standard 5-gallon batch.
- The kettle needs a valve to move the cooled wort into the fermenter.
- Making your wort takes more time than opening several containers of extract. The brew day will add about another three hours.
- Your precooking may be less efficient than with traditional whole-grain brewing. Extract brewers don’t calculate precook efficiency because their process doesn’t start with the grain.
Advantages of bagged beer
- Production of whole grain beer.
- Uses less equipment than traditional whole-grain methods
- Takes less time
- Consistent results and wort production
- Ideal for new whole-grain beer brewers
Equipment needed for brewing in bags
Kettle/Boiler: It can be used as a mash tun or as a vessel for boiling wort.
Filter Bag: This is of course the bag part of the bagged beer. Most , these bags are made of a strong nylon mesh that is tight enough to keep grains from escaping the bag, but loose enough to allow liquids to pass through the material.