Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Malt Conditioning Poll
View Poll Results: Have you tried conditioning your malt before crushing
Yes I've tried it and still do it 4 22.22%
Yes I've tried it but don't think it's worth it 4 22.22%
I've heard of it but haven't gotten around to it 9 50.00%
I've never heard of this so I doubt I've tried it 1 5.56%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
cmybeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: minneapolis, mn
Posts: 409
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts

Default Malt Conditioning Poll

I was just curious on who has done this. I'm brewing a Red Rye Ale soon with about 28% rye and am going to give it a shot to see if it helps me avoid a stuck sparge. I could also be cool with a tiny bump in efficiency if it happens. We'll see.

For those of you who have did you go by the 2% water to grain ratio or did you just wet it down a bit?

__________________
cmybeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
LKABrewer
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LKABrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mineral, VA
Posts: 486
Liked 23 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

How about "I've heard of it, but I get 80-83% efficiency on my system now, and have never had a stuck sparge, so why would I bother"?

By the way, I am not sure how conditioning your malt will help with a large percentage of hull-less grains. Just throw in some rice hulls.

__________________

For homebrew supplies and equipment in Fredericksburg, VA go to thebrewshop.biz.

LKABrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
Denny
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 4,270
Liked 433 Times on 326 Posts
Likes Given: 517

Default

I tried it and it made no difference. I've used as much as 40% rye and never in 425 batches had a stuck runoff.

__________________

Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

http://www.experimentalbrew.com - the website for the book "Experimental Homebrewing"...coming Nov. 2014

Denny is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
diS
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Croatia
Posts: 1,018
Liked 45 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I always condition my malt, but I dont have access to rye in my country so I use it primary for easier lautering.

Conditioning also improves extraction of maltose, glucose and maltotriose, reducing the leaching of harsh-tasting tannins from husks into the wort... on the other side, dry milling reduces protein content but increases ferulic acid.
There are positive and negative sides of both methods, and you have to choose by your own which suits best for you.

If you"re interested in science behind it there are great informations here:
http://www.scientificsocieties.org/j...-0118-1141.pdf

__________________

We are only 10,000 years into beer... there are thousands of years left to go!
Things are bound to change!!

Brewroom with HERMS build
Fermentation chamber and Keezer.. a.k.a. FermKeezer

diS is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
kh54s10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 6,719
Liked 609 Times on 516 Posts
Likes Given: 164

Default

None of the above. I have never had a stuck sparge and get pretty good efficiency, so I have never felt the need. I also don't want to add another variable, or step to my procedures.

So, I have heard of it but probably will not bother.

__________________
kh54s10 is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
jammin
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
jammin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Meridian, ID
Posts: 1,251
Liked 192 Times on 152 Posts
Likes Given: 129

Default

love it. always do it.

__________________
jammin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
mikeysab
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 27 reviews
 
mikeysab's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: staten island
Posts: 4,328
Liked 466 Times on 367 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LKABrewer
How about "I've heard of it, but I get 80-83% efficiency on my system now, and have never had a stuck sparge, so why would I bother"?

By the way, I am not sure how conditioning your malt will help with a large percentage of hull-less grains. Just throw in some rice hulls.
Boo yaaaah. No need
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper
We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter.
Mikeysab on untappd.
mikeysab is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Great malt conditioning tub Mb2658 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 02-04-2012 06:36 PM
First attempt at malt conditioning azscoob All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 13 08-13-2010 03:21 AM
Malt conditioning Kaiser All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 17 05-03-2010 06:49 PM
A base malt poll chillHayze All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 19 10-04-2006 04:37 AM