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I just published my first YouTube video on brewing! This is a Stovetop BIAB video walkthrough demonstrating my process for brewing small batches in my kitchen with simple equipment. Come on in while I brew a, rather tasty, 2.5-gallon batch of Pale Ale made with Oats, Citra, Mosaic, and Voss Kveik.

Small Batch Stovetop BIAB

My Stovetop BIAB Walkthrough Video is the capstone to my 3 part series about Small Batch Stovetop BIAB brewing. I put the equipment and process to practice to make some beer. Feel free to jump right into the video and cycle back to the articles, or read through the articles first.

The Launch of a YouTube Channel

During the day I am a pretty good software engineer. On the weekends I am a pretty good brewer. I am not a natural in front of the camera and my video editing skills are rudimentary at best. That said, I picked up a new Canon Vixia webcam, and I was able to figure out Shotcut enough to edit something that I am happy enough with.

As I warn in the intro, the video is rather long. My goal here was to provide a detailed overview of my brewing process. I tried to cut out unnecessary details, and fast forward through some boring segments. I wanted to leave in as much detail as I thought people might find useful though.

The goal of my YouTube channel will be to compliment the articles and blog posts on this website. Just like this site, my focus is going to be on BIAB, small batch brewing, investigative brewing and building out core style recipes. My @cascadesbrewer Instagram account will provide a sneak peak into what I am currently brewing with some of that content destined for future articles of videos.

Pale Ale Recipe Details

The purpose of the video is not really about the recipe. This is a first time brewing this recipe based off ideas discussed in my article about building a modern pale ale (see: Building A Modern Pale Ale, with Kveik?). Below is the recipe for the batch made:

Recipe Statistics

  • Style : American Pale Ale (sorta)
  • Original Gravity (OG) : 1.049
  • Final Gravity (FG) : 1.010
  • ABV : 5.1%
  • Efficiency : 70%
  • IBU : 46.9
  • SRM : 5.6

Grain Bill

  • 85% – 4 lb 4 oz (1.93 kg) – American Pale/2-Row (Rahr)
  • 10% – 8 oz – (0.23 kg) Flaked Oats (Quaker)
  • 5% – 4 oz (0.12 kg) – Caramel/Crystal 40 (Briess)

Hop Additions

  • Boil 30 min
    • 0.2 oz (5.7 g) Columbus – 20.1 IBU
  • Boil 10 min
    • 0.25 oz (7.1 g) Mosaic – 8.3 IBU
    • 0.25 oz (7.1 g) Citra – 10.4 IBU
  • Flameout – 5 min steep
    • 0.25 oz (7.1 g) Mosaic – 3.6 IBU
    • 0.25 oz (7.1 g) Citra – 4.5 IBU
  • Dry Hop 2 Days at 40F (4C)
    • 0.5 oz Mosaic
    • 0.5 oz Citra

Boil Additions

  • 2.2 g Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast)
  • 1 g Irish Moss


  • Omega Voss Kveik (pitch small amount)
  • Ferment at 85F (29C) 3-4 days

Water Additions

  • 4.5 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate)
    • Primarily to boost Sulfate level
  • 10 ml Phosphoric Acid (10%)
    • To lower pH to 5.4 target
  • 0.5 tablet Campden (Potassium Metabisulfite)
    • To remove Chlorine and Chlorine

Water Profile

  • Calcium (Ca) 106
  • Magnesium (Mg) 7*
  • Sodium (Na) 49*
  • Sulfate (SO4) 205
  • Chloride (Cl) 77*
    • Note
      • Mg, Na, Cl levels of base tap water
      • Ca, SO4 tap + Gypsum addition

Mash and Ferment

  • Mash: 153F (67.2C) for 60 minutes
  • Actual 152F (dropping to 148F) (66.7 C to 64.4C)
  • Ferment at 85F (29.4C) for 2-3 days
  • Drop to 40F (4.4C) before Dry Hop
  • Fermenter Volume: 2.6 gal (9.8L)
  • Packaging Volume: 2.4 gal (9.0L)

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3 thoughts on “Stovetop BIAB: Video Walkthrough

  1. Hi, Cascades Homebrew, I am Mc from Nonthaburi, Thailand. I have watched your “Stovetop BIAB – Process Walkthrough” on youtube. Now, my equipment can do only BIAB, no CO2. I see your recipe sheet, and I like this template. Could you send me your template style. Thanks for considering my request.

    I’m apologize if my letter is informal or wrong.

    1. Glad you got some value from the video. Good luck with your homebrewing. You should be able to get a copy of my recipe template in a Word format from this folder. There are also a few other documents and a filled out example. I can also email you the sheet directly.
      Directory: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fRropX7tk0s92UvQr74ryksD1T9U9Sy3?usp=sharing
      Document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nrwZRlXg9DSR4G8ylI24bZQmMlyPGNv1/view?usp=sharing

      1. Oh, Thank you for your kindness. Your file worked well.
        Hope when COVID situation back to good, you will travel to Thailand. We have many Thai crafted beer. The bad joke is, Those THAI CRAFTED BEER are imported from Neighboring country. HaHa, yes Thai beer that is not brewed in THAI.
        In Thailand, homebrew is illegitimate. You can not even post a photo of beer, can not tell anyone how the taste is. We can only communicate in closed group. Crafted beer in Thai is growing up.
        Homebrew is the way to change the laws in THAI.

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