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Old 10-16-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default grains are mashing need a quick answer please

I have 25 pounds of grain mashed in with 1.25 qts per pound. How much water should I lose ( assuming no dead space in the tun) to grain absorption? For some reason I am having a heck of a time figuring it out.. last beer was 17 pounds of grain and I lost 1.5 gallons. I am figuring 2 gallons but for some reason that does not seem right to me

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roughly 0.2 gallons of water absorbed per pound of grain will stay in the tun along with the dead space volume...

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Old 10-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks guys.. got it all done. I didn't see the responses sooner so I just drained and measured and sparged with the difference. Made two beers today actually.

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