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Old 12-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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