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LAbrewer 12-07-2012 09:38 PM

What is the best practical way to condition grains?
 
I want to condition my grains but it seems like too much work. I don't feel like spreading out the grains on a board and spraying a layer at a time. I was thinking maybe of putting the grains in a white trash bag and spraying while shaking. Any practical ideas that don't involve making more to clean up?

ILoveBeer2 12-07-2012 09:47 PM

How about using one of those under bed storage bins? They are easy to hide and would contain the mess.

November 12-07-2012 10:31 PM

I use a 7 gallon bucket and tilt it to create more surface area. I spritz with a water bottle 15 times and stir with my hands. Repeat as needed. I also condition and crush the night before brew day. Takes 10 minutes or so.

Yooper 12-07-2012 10:52 PM

A bucket, a mash paddle (or spoon) and a spray bottle.

jasonsbeer 12-08-2012 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by November (Post 4660910)
I use a 7 gallon bucket and tilt it to create more surface area. I spritz with a water bottle 15 times and stir with my hands. Repeat as needed. I also condition and crush the night before brew day. Takes 10 minutes or so.

Ditto.

Hmmessman 12-08-2012 06:55 AM

I have used a garbage bag, a bucket and spoon, and the under bed storage container. I stuck with the last because it seems to go faster, about five minutes for 25 lbs of grain.

Larso 12-08-2012 07:09 AM

Whats this about? never heard of conditioning malted grains before mash?? What does it do for the end product?

jbaysurfer 12-08-2012 07:17 AM

I have swmbo spray a fine mist into the grain as I pour it into my hopper. Works great. I've tried versions of all this other stuff too, but this is the way I prefer to do it if my helper is around.

helibrewer 12-08-2012 07:38 AM

I have a large plastic "Feed" bucket like those used for horses. I dump all the grain in and spritze with a water bottle, stirring the grain around with a large SS spoon.

helibrewer 12-08-2012 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larso (Post 4661999)
Whats this about? never heard of conditioning malted grains before mash?? What does it do for the end product?

Here ya go


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