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Old 11-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default AG help, please!

I just started AG brewing and have been using recipes that have all the information I need to brew. I just bought all my ingredients for a christmas porter and just noticed no info for mash temps amt of water, and sparge temp and amt of water.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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http://www.brewheads.com/strike.php

check this out. I like to use 1.5 qts of water per pound of grain, I'd say shoot for 154*. Grain should be at about room temp, whatever that is.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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Does the "kit" tell you the OG, FG, IBU's, etc???


Give us more info and we can help you more precisely

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Old 11-17-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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As a rule of thumb, I mash with 1.25 qt/lb of grain (for mash in I have an extra .25 qt/lb heated to boiling and the same amount cold in the fridge. This gives me .25 qt/lb either way to make adjustments if I miss my mash temp) and 2 qts per pound of grain for sparge. Mash temperature for a porter I would shoot for 152-154.

So a ten pound batch would have three gallons of mash water (12 quarts) with an extra 2.5 quarts just off a boil and another 2.5 quarts set aside in the fridge. Then sparge with 5 gallons (20 quarts).

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Old 11-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #5
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This page is super useful for all of your mashing needs:

http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

Yes..ignore the fact that the maker of that site is unfortunately a packer fan

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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Thanks Folks! It turned out well, so far..

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