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Evan! 01-19-2007 03:16 PM

Grain/Water Ratio?
 
I've got 1.1 qts per pound of grain figured for my 60-minute infusion mash. What do you think about that amount? Should I go higher? I tried searching, but came up empty.

Orfy 01-19-2007 03:21 PM

2.5l/kg :D

1-1.25 I think

Glibbidy 01-19-2007 03:23 PM

40 oz H20 to 1 lb grain, or so Moses said.

Heretic's will say 32 oz. H2O, but I tend to believe this is a fallacy.

zoebisch01 01-19-2007 03:40 PM

Some times I do a thin mash. 1.5.

All depends on the style. I have read that thicker mashes are preferable for maltier beer styles and thinner ones are preferable for drier styles.

AdIn 01-19-2007 03:43 PM

Depends on a beer. For lighter styles I go up to 1.5 q/lb, but for higher gravity I can only do 1.2 max since I use 5 gal cooler.

zoebisch01 01-19-2007 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdIn
Depends on a beer. For lighter styles I go up to 1.5 q/lb, but for higher gravity I can only do 1.2 max since I use 5 gal cooler.


Yeah that too. I am in the same situation.

Evan! 01-19-2007 05:27 PM

Cool. Thanks. I mash in kettles and MLT's, so size isn't an issue. I'll go 1.2 for the IIPA and 1.3 for the Pilsner

EdWort 01-19-2007 11:57 PM

I do 1.25 quarts per pound only because I have read that in so many different places. It works for me.

the_bird 01-20-2007 12:33 AM

From what Jamil was saying in this week's podcast, mash thickness is a relatively small variable relative to things like mash temp. I shoot for 1.25 qts/lb, which I figure leaves me thick enough where I can make adjustments if I miss my temp and still not end up too thin.

Trappist Artist 01-22-2007 05:36 PM

In How to Brew the author suggests 2 gal to 1lb of grain. This seems way higher that what you guys use. Am I way off or something? What kind of problems come with the mash being too thin?

EDIT: This is wrong it actually says 2 quarts of water per pound.


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