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Old 05-02-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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Er, bit embarrassed to ask this.

Erm, how do you read recipes? I've brewed Orphy's Mild

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f67/mild...e-uk-us-52776/

but I mashed and sparged as I had done on previous recipes. I want to try his porter -

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/brown-porter-ag-38282/

and would like to know what exactly this means:

Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 12.03 L of water at 76.9 C 68.0 C 45 min

I have a couple of ideas.

Is one a sparge temp, and the other the mash temp? Is the second temp the mash temp after the grist has cooled the water which has been heated to 76.9 degrees celsius?

When i first looked at it, I thought it was a step mash.

Sorry for being a bit dim.

Phil

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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Mash In (In the Beginning ...)
Add 12.03 L of water at 76.9 C (to grain)
68.0 C (mash temperature after water add)
45 min (mash time)

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Old 05-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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Thanks David.

That's what I thought, but 45 minutes seemed to be a very very short mash. That was what was throwing me off.

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You could lengthen it to an hour or whatever you're used to, but it probably isn't necessary. Most of the conversion is done well before the end of an hour long mash, the extra time is just a little bit of insurance, but it won't make that much of a difference, so just go with the time you are most comfortable with.

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