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Old 06-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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I hear altitude spoken about frequently in culinary discussion and I know temperature is affected by altitude. I've never heard of it discussed in mashing, even though mash temperature is a pretty critical thing. Is there a relationship to take into consideration?

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Old 06-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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the only thing I know about altitude and temp is that water boils at a lower temp at higher altitude, so cooking times take longer.

I don't think altitude will have any effect on mashes. You're not really cooking during the mash.... the enzymes in the grain need a particular temp to be activated, and I don't think they care if you are in a deep valley or on top of a high mountain.

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Migth affect the boil. but not the mash. Altitude does not affect temperature. Just the temperature at which the water boils.

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Altitude does not affect temperature. Just the temperature at which the water boils.
That makes complete sense now that I think about it. Thank you.
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