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Old 12-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Mash Instructions for my first All Grain

What does this mean:
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131 1.0 qt/lb 30 min
152 1.5 qt/lb 75 min
168 1.5 qt/lb mashout (decoction)

I thought 131 was the first rest. The second is add 15 Quarts for 10 lbs of grain (or 5 quarts) for 10 lbs of grain to bring it up to th 152 degrees. I guess the final is 168 Decoction (boil and bring up the mix to 168. Fly sparge means adding more water - Im up to 25 quarts at this point - how much more water can I add?



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Old 12-05-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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For your first AG, why don't you pick a simple infusion mash?

For a 5 gallon batch, you'll need to collect somewhere around 7 total gallons of wort to start the boil. The exact amount depends on how much water you boil off .



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Old 12-06-2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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What I think it means is use 1 qt water per lb grain to achieve a step temperature of 131F
Then add 0.5 qt water per lb grain to achieve a step temperature of 152F. (The 0.5 plus the original 1.0 = 1.5 qt/lb thickness)
Then do a decoction (No extra water) to raise the temperature to 168F for a mash out.

I would be inclined to skip the 131F rest completely, and go straight to the 152F rest with a mash thickness of 1.25 qt/lb, and then add 6 qt boiling water to reach the 168F. (This assumes a 10 lb grain bill).

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:42 AM   #4
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Madness! This is a very advanced mash. You're setting yourself up for failure and discouragement by starting with something so complex.
I beg you to start with a much simpler single step mash. Like ajf suggests

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What style of beer is this for?

Regardless, I'd definitely take ajf's advice.

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Yeah, your doing the same thing I did. Read up all about mashing and then try to do protein rests and everything else. On my first all grain I did 3 different temperatures plus the mashout, now I just do a single mash at 152 -155 like everyone else. Don't over complicate it.

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Follow everyone's advice and you will be far less stressed at the end.

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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Imperial Honey Porter - Thank you so much for the advice.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f74/imperial-honey-porter-78185/



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