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BrewScout 04-27-2012 01:05 PM

can I mash it?
 
Can I effectively mash 7.5 pounds of grain in a 5 gallon bk using the biab method? I'm trying to make edwort's Haus pale ale (partial mash) by substituting 3 pounds of the dme for 5 pounds of 2-row.

Jayhem 04-27-2012 01:36 PM

I mash in a 5gal stock pot with BIAB up to 8 lbs of grain using a large grain bag that can be folded over the edges of the pot. Any more than 8 lbs and it gets REALLY heavy!

You should be good if you have a huge grain bag.

BrewScout 04-27-2012 03:08 PM

Sweet news! Would it work out best and up my efficiency if I step mash or single infusion?

Yooper 04-27-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by BrewScout (Post 4035221)
Sweet news! Would it work out best and up my efficiency if I step mash or single infusion?

A single infusion is fine, especially since you don't have a ton of room in your pot. A step mash is really only beneficial for malts that need it, like undermodified malts or some wheat-heavy beers. It isn't designed to increase efficiency in fully modified malts.

peanasky 04-27-2012 03:17 PM

A little late to the party, but on this page:
http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

Part way down there is a calculator called "Can I Mash It?" You can enter your grain lbs and your water/grain ratio and it'll tell you how much space your mash will take :D

Jayhem 04-27-2012 03:52 PM

I do a single infusion mash (1.25qt/lb) @ 152F for 60-70 min when I do BIAB with up to 8lbs of grain and get right about 80% efficiency every time. I use a slow pour over sparge with 168F water 1qt/lb.

I mill my own grain though, LHBS's mill too coarse so you have to buy more grain from them!


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