Evening all my dad used to brew using the brew-in-a-bag technique whereas I am using a coolbox mashtun. I've got all his old recipe books which includes 'Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy' by Dave Line. As I type this, I don't actually have a copy of the book as its back at my parents, which is where I do m brewing on the occasional visit. Anyway. It's quite old and tatty but a recipe for a beer called 'Old Bill' - a strong old ale I believe. It's the one he used to have the most success with and which he and a few other family members want me to have a go at next. I remember that a lot of the recipes involve using quite a few sugar additions - brown or demerara - is that still practised now or was that something done at as perhaps extraction rates were not so good? Anyway - can I simply use the same recipes that are in that book and use them with my equipment, even though I don't BIAB? Anyone ever made Old Bill or know what I;m going on about.... I should have waited until I had the book to hand and I can put the recipe stated up on the forum for thoughts.... next time.