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Old 11-12-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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How much mash water to use? Palmer is his first book suggests 1.5 qts per lb. grain ie 3.8 gals for a 10 lbs grain. In his new book he recvommends 2 qts per pound grain ie 5 gals per 10 lbs. Papazian in his older book recommends 2.5 gals H20 per 10 lbs grain. I haven't seen his new book.

What is the general concensus of how much water to use?

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Old 11-12-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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I usually use about 1.2-1.3 quarts per pound when mashing. Works a treat.

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That's what I *TRY* to do as well...

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Me, too...usually around 1.25. For me, it's because it usually makes the rest of my mash schedule work out well. I batch sparge, and I want my batches to be roughly equal in volume.

In reality, anything between 1-2qts/lb should work fine I would think, with perhaps minor differences in wort fermentability (if at all).

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We should talk about those differences sometime...

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