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Old 04-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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Most/all conversion in a 5-10gal batch is done withing 20-30 min.

Damn. I've been mashing for 60 minutes since I started. Guess I was wasting time.



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Old 04-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #22
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #23
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With modern malts they fully convert in a much faster time frame. look up the specs of the grain you use. Most, if not all of the commercially available malts convert very quickly. so I guess you might be wasting time. it's not a knock, to each their own. If you are growing and malting your own grain then the inconsistencies might deserve a long mash and/or a step mash. Just trying to help out. good luck. I run iodine tests regularly and frequently get complete conversion in 20-30min.

if your long mashes are for another reason other than starch conversion... please enlighten me as I am always interested in learning a new technique. :-)

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