Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Mini Mash time - generally speaking.....

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
Brocster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 284
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Mini Mash time - generally speaking.....

.......what is a better target for most types of beers? Shooting closer to 60 minutes or allowing to sit more towards the 90 minute timeframe?

Nothing major here in reasoning, just curious as to your thoughts. I am interested in being as efficient as possible to the recipe I would be working on. I usually brew 1.050 - 1.065 ales. 6 pounds typical for the mini mash portion.

Really just wondering how anal I need to be.......

__________________

Bottled: Imperial Hefe, Saison, Apfelwein
Kegged: ESB, Foundation Stout, Brothers English IPA, Kolsch, Bavarian Hefe
Secondary: Abbey Dubbel
Primary: Imperial Cherry Bavarian Hefe, Imperial Cherry Brussel Abbey
On Deck: World Class ESB, BKRye
"People who drink light 'beer' don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot." -- Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

Brocster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
MgMt_Home_Brew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 636
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

For efficiency I think that the time is less important as long as you give it an hour. I think that the most important part is hitting your temps and making sure you sparge enough to get all the sugars rinsed out.

I am still new to PM/AG so someone with some more experience might jump in and correct me. But I think as long as you hit and hold your temps 60 minutes is enough time.

__________________
I once read about the dangers of drinking, I have since stopped reading. - Unknown

MgMt_Home_Brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2009, 12:25 AM   #3
ifishsum
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 1,457
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

60 minutes should be plenty of time as long as you're using enough base malt. I could see going a bit longer if you have a high percentage of low enzyme malts and/or adjuncts - I generally use 40-50% base malt and I've never had a problem. There have been only a few recipes I've seen where that would be tough to do with a 6 lb mash.

__________________
"If you're gonna be an ape, be a hairy one" - Spyder

Primary 2: Edwort's Robust Porter
Secondary 1: LW Pale Ale
Secondary 1: Blackened Soul RIS
Kegged: Dead Guy Ale
Kegged: Rye Pale Ale
Kegged: Haus Pale Ale
Kegged: Nut Brown Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber
Kegged: Jock Scott Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber
ifishsum is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2009, 01:30 PM   #4
bad coffee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bad coffee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,286
Liked 422 Times on 419 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

A starch-negative check is the only way to tell if the mash has completed. Depending on the recipe, it could be 40 minutes or 90+ minutes, or anything in between.

Get some iodine and check.

B

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer
Why do you think they choose that path? (.)(.) = $$$$$$$$$
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuljin View Post
Wtf was chasing you for an hour? Buy a gun already.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
I'm a meat hunter. PKU.
bad coffee 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
Mini mash vs. All grain - Mini Mash wins Grinder12000 General Beer Discussion 48 03-30-2010 11:22 AM
When is it time to move on to mini mash from extract? justin22 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 06-20-2009 06:46 AM
First brew in a long time... Questions re: mini-mash BADS197 Extract Brewing 2 05-21-2009 05:49 PM
Mini-mash in cooler mash tun stuck dmako Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 12-31-2008 10:39 PM
Partial Mash/Mini Mash Efficiency uwmgdman All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12 06-21-2006 01:09 AM