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Old 01-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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I am brewing a simple IPA all grain. I started my mash at 152 degree's. I noticed 30 minutes in that I dropped to 140 degree's. I heated more water and brought the mash back up to 152 degree's. I restarted my hour time table from that point.

Should I notice any side effects?

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Old 01-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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It will be great!

lower temp means more fermentables, but it will most likely turn out great.

Problem is, if it does turn out great, how to duplicate the process.

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It sounds like you forgot to pre-heat your mash tun. Before I mash I always heat the strike water about 12-15F higher, dump it in the mash tun and let it settle to strike temp. before doughing in the grain. This takes about 15 min. and will pre-heat the MLT so you don't lose as much temp.

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I did preheat my cooler and my strike water started at 165 degrees. Not sure if it's the cool temps here in the northeast of the snow outside...Thanks for the help.

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What kind of vessel are you using for your MLT? How well insulated is it?

How much did you stir the mash when you added the strike water?

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Ok, stir well & use lots of blankets over the cooler. You can also dough in with a quart or two less and put those on the stove & bring to a boil and add to your mash when you stir if you need.

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