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Stauffbier 12-21-2013 04:03 AM

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I'm doing my first overnight mash in quite a while. It's Skeezer's Wookey Jack clone. I decided to do an overnight mash to see if I can increase my efficiency by a couple points, since I get awful efficiency on large grain bills. I'm also hoping to make an extremely fermentable wort, so I can squeeze 80% attenuation out of WLP002. That yeast is rated at 70%, so we'll see how it goes. I have a feeling I will get great efficiency on this, because I accidentally over-tightened my corona mill. My grain was almost as fine as coarse flour. Stupid mistake, and one I've never made before. If I don't have lautering problems I should get a lot of sugar out of this one. I added a pound of rice hulls just in case.
Here are some photos of my tun all wrapped up to keep it warm..


Stauffbier 12-21-2013 04:03 AM

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I'm doing my first overnight mash in quite a while. It's Skeezer's Wookey Jack clone. I decided to do an overnight mash to see if I can increase my efficiency by a couple points, since I get awful efficiency on large grain bills. I'm also hoping to make an extremely fermentable wort, so I can squeeze 80% attenuation out of WLP002. That yeast is rated at 70%, so we'll see how it goes. I have a feeling I will get great efficiency on this, because I accidentally over-tightened my corona mill. My grain was almost as fine as coarse flour. Stupid mistake, and one I've never made before. If I don't have lautering problems I should get a lot of sugar out of this one. I added a pound of rice hulls just in case.
Here are some photos of my tun all wrapped up to keep it warm..


masskrug 02-08-2014 10:26 AM

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Rectangular cooler, foil on top of grist, wrapped up in one blanket (including the bottom).

Mash started at 156' F, 8 hours later it was at 146' F.

My efficiency numbers were a little better than usual. I usually get 75% efficiency. Today it was 80%

EDIT: I forgot to add DME to the boil. Efficiency was 88%!

The mash odor was more pungent, but not funky. No sourness.



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