Originally Posted by zman
lol... you are correct sir. Those are all adjuncts. I am a NOOB to AG but I am getting better about it. I am going to mash at 156. I do have the Iodine and I remember seeing that done on the "stepping into All Grain" DVD. So it is safe to assume that if my Iodine test is reddish brown after 1hr. then it is ok. I just want to make sure. So if that is the case after 1hr no more conversion is going to happen?
What about the Oatmeal addition? Yay or Nay?
Thank for all the insight!!!!
You are corect about the iodine test. Go ahead and add the oats.
Regarding the heat. you can always add more strike water. I preheat my mash tun with boiling water, dump that into a another cooler and save it for sparging.
Try covering the cooler lid with a sleeping bag, seat cushon or blanket and it will help keep the heat in more.