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BIAB Brew-In-A-Bag All Grain Starter Kit


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The Brew-In-A-Bag Starter Kit is the ultimate gateway into exploring advanced brewing methods. The first BIAB brewing system built with exactly what you need to achieve all-grain results with extract simplicity. Whether you’re looking for a shorter, simpler all-grain brew day or an extract brewer seeking marked improvement in the quality of your beer without complicating your process, BIAB is the epitome of a happy medium.

Brew-In-A-Bag is a brewing method that combines all the steps of all-grain brewing into one vessel, allowing you to fine tune the flavor profile of each batch for maximum quality while simplifying the all-grain process to minimize time, space and effort. Hit the ground running in the world of all-grain brewing and step up your game without stepping up your equipment.

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BIAB Brew-In-A-Bag Starter Kit w/ Caribou Slobber   +$69.99
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Ready to try your hand at All-Grain brewing, but not ready for the bulky extra equipment? Brew-In-A-Bag is the answer.

Effortlessly transition from steeping specialty grains to steeping your whole recipe with the extra-large mesh Brewmaster’s bag that fits easily over the lip of your kettle. It can hold the weight of even the heftiest recipes. Extract fermentable sugars and reliably hit your original gravity without the extra effort of sparging and recirculation by simply resting your grain bag atop the durable stainless steel strainer and allowing excess water to drain into the kettle.

Includes a full-length mash paddle , essential for brewing with the full-volume boil that BIAB requires. The high-temp digital thermometer offers increased control with vitally accurate instant readings in the temperature-sensitive environment of advanced brewing. Includes the crowd-favorite recipe Caribou Slobber—start off with an all-time best-seller and instantly taste the BIAB difference.

BIAB recipe kits are designed to yield 3 Gallons.


BIAB Recipe Kits
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all grain new start
so far so good on week 4 ferm one problem boil off yeld 4gallon of beer og 1.051
July 18, 2017
11 months ago
First brew in a bag.
This was my first all grain and the brew in the bag method make it less intimidating. I am looking forward to trying other recipes. next time I am going to brew outside on my new burner. The stove didn't control the heat as well.
Brew in bag is quite easy.
Brew in bag is quite easy.
April 6, 2017
1 year ago
Great kit but may require some variation from standard instructions.
Excited to see the results of my first BIAB kit. I followed the instructions and used 5.5 gallons of water for mashing. Final gallons in the fermenter was 4 gallons. I'm thinking this explains why I hit an OG of barely 1.040. I'm wondering if less mash water next time will yield higher OG
February 12, 2017
1 year ago
Great step 2
Great for moving beyond extract into BIAB (and then into all-grain if you want). Caribou Slobber also tastes extremely close to a moose beer that I just bought a 6-pack of. I now do all-grain, if I had it to do over I would skip this kit and go from extract straight to AG. It really is very little difference. If you really want to go slower, look up NO SPARGE to bridge the gap.
August 13, 2016
Would not recommend to a beginner
Very unclear instructions for a beginner. I will suggest going for an all extract or partial extract recipe kits.
March 30, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Hi Candan,

Thanks for filling out a review. I'm sorry that you had a hard time with the BIAB kit. Please contact us directly so that we can work on a resolution for you; we want to do everything we can to make sure first time brewers have a good experience.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Everything you need
Had fun with the new system. Excited to do more!
February 28, 2016
Jumping up from extract
Great set for those looking to make the jump from extract kits to all grain
February 4, 2016
Good Break In to Whole Grain brewing
I had been extract brewing for over a year. I wanted to go whole grain (and build my own recipes) but the equipment cost deterred me. With this kit, you get an introduction to whole grain brewing, and you can use all of the existing equipment. With this you learn about temperature control and full wort boils. You also can get a better feel for the equipment you really do need for whole grain.
January 3, 2016
Been a long time coming
I have been meaning to make the all grain jump for awhile and this helped a lot.
November 9, 2015
Wanted to try All Grain, Success !!!!
I wanted to try all grain brewing but didn't have the right equipment and didn't want to make the investment without trying it first. After talking with the guys in customer service they suggested I give BIAB a try. Was great advice and it worked out really well. Can't wait to do a few more like this and then move into a full all grain setup.
August 13, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Glad we could help you, and great to see that it worked out so well. Just give us a call again if you want to talk about getting your all grain system started.

-The Brewmasters
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
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Once I have mashed my grains and have removed the bag, boiled the wort with hop additions and cooled the wort, can I drain my kettle directly into a 6.5 gallon big mouth bubbler for primary? Then can I use a 3 gallon carboy for secondary?
Joseph R on Dec 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can, as long as the wort is cool and the fermenter is sanitary. Many brewers do not favor having a lot of extra head space unless they are trying to mimic an open fermentation. You will want to make sure you have a minimal amount of headspace during your secondary maturation stage to limit opportunity for oxidation, especially if it is a long maturation. Well made ales; especially big ales, tend to be more resilient.
What amount of priming sugar should be used when preparing to bottle a 3 gallon Caribou Slobber BIAG kit? If 5 oz. worked for 5 gallon kits in the past, is it safe to assume one would use 3 oz. priming sugar to maintain the same proportions and carbonation in the bottle? Thanks.
David S on Apr 9, 2016

The best way to figure out the amount of priming sugar you will need for a particular batch is to use our priming sugar calculator http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator For this kit, you will want about 2.5 oz of priming sugar. I hope that this helps!
If I get this 3 gallon BIAB system, will I still be able to brew on my electric range or will I need to get a propane burner for brewing outside? Along this same line, how messy is the process? I don't want to make a mess in the kitchen. Thanks.
S L on Feb 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am still brewing on my range and I am using the 5 gallon all-grain kits kits as well...I use an 8 gallon boil kettle. If I am brewing using more than 10lbs of grain, I use 2 kettles and combine...the hardest part in handling the grain coming out of the boil kettle. And properly draining (mini sparge by pouring through the colander). If you aren't careful, you can drip around the stove...but I have found a way to make it work and still make better beer than when I was doing extract...good luck!
Are there two bags in the kit? i.e. "Brewmaster's Mesh Filter Bag (x2)"
A shopper on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There were two bags in the kit included when I bought it.
I followed the Caribou Slobber recipe instructions and started with 5.5 gallons. When I finished, I ended up with 4 gallons in the primary. When I took my OG reading after mashing I was at 1.040 and I believe the recipe called for 1.063. Would too much water in the mashing phase cause this? Any insight is appreciated as I'm anxious to learn from my mistakes and start another BIAB batch.
Blake A on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Did you take the OG reading while the wort was still hot? If so then the heat can drastically affect the gravity reading. There are many online tools that can provide you with a temperature corrected reading. I like the one inside the app called BeerSmith.
Was 5.5 gallons too much water for anyone else? I ended up with a low OG and 4 gallons in the primary at the end of the day. Am I on the right path as to what went wrong?
Blake A on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Blake. I have a few questions. Did you keep your wort at a full boil for the full 60 minutes? Did you let the grains sit for the correct amount of time? If you did these things and it still came out with 4 gallons. I would lower your water amount each time you brew until you get it exactly where you need/want it. I hope this helps mate. Cheers!
Will my 5 gallon kettle work for the 3 gallon kits?
Tristan B on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I feel that might be cutting it close. I would recommend a kettle that can hold 7 gallons or more. Remember that for true BIAB, you are doing everything in the kettle, so the kettle has to be able to accommodate both the bag filled with grain (usually about 6-8 lbs worth for my 3 gallon batches), as well as enough water to compensate for loss to the grain and evaporation, in order to be left with enough wort for a full volume boil. I use an 8-gallon Tall Boy, which works great. Prior to the mash, I usually fill it with 4.5-4.75 gallons of water, which fills the pot remarkably close to the top once I add the bag and the grain. Once I remove the bag after the mash, I'm left with around 4 gallons in the kettle.
P.S. - BIAB is a lot of fun and a great way to get into all-grain. It's worth the investment in a larger kettle; I don't think you'll regret it!
I see that this kit come with Caribou Slobber but that the recipe page does not have 3G BIAB kits of Caribou Slobber. How do I get them?
Scott J on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The "All-Grain BIAB Kits" have their own section in the ingredients section and are all 3 gal kits. The BIAB equipment kit also works just as well with a 5 gal recipe kit.
Will this work with the Brew Share Enjoy™ Beer Brewing Kits?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. These BIAB kits are set up a 3-gallon kits, but it's fine to ferment them in a larger fermenter, like the white pail from your Brew-Share-Enjoy kit package. "BIAB" brewing is a simplified All-Grain method, done in a single kettle, and it works very well! -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Can I use this kit (the bag) to make 5 gallon batches? I have 10 gallon kettle.
E P on Sep 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this bag is of a good size for doing BIAB brews; it's big enough for all but the largest of 5-gallon grain bills. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
If you are fermenting 3 gallons what size fermenters are you using?
N A on Nov 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used what I have from my 5 gallon brewing. A 6 gallon for primary and a 5 gallon for secondary.
What size carboy is needed for fermentation? Do we need a secondary as well? Are they included in the kit? Thanks
Nick K on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The BIAB kits are meant to produce

gallons of beer

so you'd want a fermenter at least

gallons capacity unless you wanted to split it into smaller fermenters. You wouldn't need to secondary if you didn't want to. No fermenters are included with the kit.
Hi, what size kettle is recommended for this kit? Trying to understand what would be required to yield a 5 gallon batch
T O on Sep 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We recommend a 10 gallon kettle

which would be just big enough to do a 5 gallon BIAB batch.
Will you be listing these kits on your Canadian site?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2018
Can I use my Fastferment conical when brewing a 3 gallon BIAB?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2016

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