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Old 02-21-2007, 02:05 AM   #1
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Stuck mash today...... You've got to be kidding me! My SG reading was a full .01 off from last Sunday. Can the crush of the grain contribute to a stuck mash? I didn't do anything different today that I didn't do on Sunday, I'm using a 5 gal cooler with a false bottom.
I had more troubles with the CFC, not sure how much wort I lost but I only ended up with about 4 1/2 gallons in the carboy with noticeable debris already gathering on the bottom. It looked like the wort was flowing fine from the kettle to the CFC but it was coming out very slowly and full of bubbles from the hose coming out of the CFC and into the carboy. I think I may boil some DME and toss it in in a couple days.

Another aggravating but this time more successful AG brew....

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:08 AM   #2
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I've had a day or two like that. Just keep at it until you find your "groove".

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:09 AM   #3
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A really fine crush can definitely contribute to a stuck mash. Especially if the husks get shredded.

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:14 AM   #4
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Don't fret. My first AG was the same way. I got rid of the false bottom and upgraded to a 10 gallon cooler with a stainless braid. That changed my life. The AG beers I've brewed have been overwhelming in flavor, body, aroma, etc.

Every time I pull a beer from the tap, I still am amazed that it's MY creation. Better than lots of micros out there IMHO.

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:14 AM   #5
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This just scares me off of AG. I finally have a good extract system down and I don't want to mess around learning something new right now.

Todd, it can only get easier from here on out right?

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:26 AM   #6
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I'm about to do my first AG - I just love reading stuff like this!

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:38 AM   #7
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Here is some food for thought. I have never done an extract batch, started with AG and been doing it since. I have never had a stuck mash either... there is hope!!!

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Old 02-21-2007, 03:31 AM   #8
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...a 10 gallon cooler with a stainless braid.

I don't know if this is the reason for your problem, but I've got a stainless braid too, and never have had a stuck mash. Keep on truckin and good luck!

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Old 02-21-2007, 04:25 AM   #9
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In a book I read once, the author said something regarding...RDWHAHB.

Guys, it will still turn out to be beer. Damn good beer.

RDWHAHB!!!!!!!!!

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Use some rice hulls next time. Costs close to nothing.

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