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Old 04-10-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Calculating Water Volumes with Rice Hulls in the Grain Bill

When calculating water volumes for a Mash that has Rice Hulls in it, should I go with the Grain weight without the Rice Hulls, or with the Rice Hulls? I have 10.50 pounds of Rice hulls in this one, so it would be quite a difference.

I just can not see adding water for the Rice Hulls as they are not fermentable any who. But, ,I have been wrong before and I will be wrong again. What do you think?

I have this thread over in the General Discussion Room also, and I apologize for that. I fealt it was more appropriate in this room, also, this is kind of a last minute question as I have the HLT warming up as I type. :-)

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10.50 lb of rice hulls? How big is the batch?

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I would either add a little bit of water (maybe .5 gallon) or presoak them. That way they wont absorb so much water and mess up your numbers.

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Haha! Damn. I didnt even notice that. Hopefully you mean 1.5 pounds of rice hulls which is still alot.

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Thanks guys!!! Nope, you read right, 10.50 pounds. The recipe is out of the OCT08 BYOB for Roggenbier. It states to add the same volume of Rice Hulls as I have Rye. So, I am using 10.50 lbs Rye, hence, 10.50 lbs Rice Hulls. Think I should cut it back to 5 pounds?

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Thanks guys!!! Nope, you read right, 10.50 pounds. The recipe is out of the OCT08 BYOB for Roggenbier. It states to add the same volume of Rice Hulls as I have Rye. So, I am using 10.50 lbs Rye, hence, 10.50 lbs Rice Hulls. Think I should cut it back to 5 pounds?
It seems like an excessive amount of rice hulls. For 5 gallon batches I only use a couple handfuls. If you use a pound or more I would definitely wet them or account for the amount in your water calculations.
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1.50 pounds then. I just got done presoaking them in a seperate bucket. Thanks again for the promp answers!!!

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