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how do you mash? how much does it matter?


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#1 postSingularityHumanoid

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 10:09 AM

So doing some reading recently about how some brewers mix water and grain and then heat it all up to the desired mash temperature.  I have to think this causes some variation in enzymatic activity versus what I do which is dump room temp grain into hot water and achieve the desired mash temperature more or less immediately.

 

I sometimes wonder if I'm missing something by mashing the way that I do.



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 11:26 AM

I do it your way. With the BIAB calculator, it's usually spot on temp wise.

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 11:36 AM

I just wonder if having the mash progress through the various temperatures does anything special. What do most pros do? Is the water already hot when it hits the grain? Or maybe just warm?

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 11:50 AM

I just wonder if having the mash progress through the various temperatures does anything special. What do most pros do?

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 11:57 AM

 

is the water already hot so they hit the target mash temp or does the mash tun then need to be heated in some way?



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 12:36 PM

I just wonder if having the mash progress through the various temperatures does anything special. What do most pros do? Is the water already hot when it hits the grain? Or maybe just warm?

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 12:50 PM

yes


?? To every question?

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Posted 18 November 2022 - 11:56 AM

?? To every question?

ooops....yes to adding grain to hot water. Most commercial brewers do it that way.  In fact almost nope don't do it that way.



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Posted 18 November 2022 - 11:59 AM

ooops....yes to adding grain to hot water. Most commercial brewers do it that way.  In fact almost nope don't do it that way.

 

here I was thinking I was the weird one :P



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Posted 18 November 2022 - 12:18 PM

here I was thinking I was the weird one :P

 

No one said you were not :)   :cheers:



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Posted 18 November 2022 - 01:32 PM

No one said you were not :)   :cheers:

 

just about mashing :D




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