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Old 01-28-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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I've had issues with my AG tasting watered down when I drink them. I think part of this may have to do with collecting too much wort from my mash tun. Is there a way to figure out when you've gotten enough out of your mash?

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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Could also be not a large enough grain bill for the recipe. What size batches are you making? Can you cite a specific recipe you are working with?

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Old 01-28-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Back on topic, what was your mash temp? If you were mashing at say 147-151*F, your final product will be lighter and crisp in body which is great for certain beers, but not suitable for others.

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Old 01-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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My answer would be to use a good brewing software like beersmith.

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I've had issues with my AG tasting watered down when I drink them. I think part of this may have to do with collecting too much wort from my mash tun. Is there a way to figure out when you've gotten enough out of your mash?
Yes. You need to take a gravity reading. Are you taking readings? Some post that they don't so that's why I ask. Taking readings are the only way to tell if this is a mash issue.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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Of course, there are situations that arise when you wouldn't stop at your intended preboil volume but would rather complete a full sparge then if you have over you would boil off the excess - again, only in certain situations. Usually I never have to do this and stop at my preboil volume but I've had a time or two where I went past and boiled off the excess.


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