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Old 07-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #11
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We're batch sparging, actually. We're currently using a large rectangular Coleman cooler for a mashtun. Wasn't sure if fly sparging was conducive in one of those.
How are you performing your step mash? I'm quite interested!
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How are you performing your step mash? I'm quite interested!
I have to admit I'm cheating figuring this out....either that or I have no idea what I'm doing (which is very likely).

I'm using Brewer's Friend to calculate how much water I need at strike, and how much we need for each step. So this is how it calculated (I rounded a little on the numbers):

Heat 21.8 qt to 148.1 for a mash thickness of 1.50 qt/lb.

Add 6 qt at 207.6 to change temp from 136 to 150.

Batch Sparge Infuse 8.6 qt. 180f


The previous beers we've done have all been single infusion - this is really the first step mash we've done. Was it really off?
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I have to admit I'm cheating figuring this out....either that or I have no idea what I'm doing (which is very likely). I'm using Brewer's Friend to calculate how much water I need at strike, and how much we need for each step. So this is how it calculated (I rounded a little on the numbers): Heat 21.8 qt to 148.1 for a mash thickness of 1.50 qt/lb. Add 6 qt at 207.6 to change temp from 136 to 150. Batch Sparge Infuse 8.6 qt. 180f The previous beers we've done have all been single infusion - this is really the first step mash we've done. Was it really off?
Fantastic, that's rad, thanks!
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