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Old 09-04-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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went the lhbs today got my first all grain recipe for a chocolate stout... forgot to tell the dude to split the grains into half the batch 2.5g because im not properly set up for 5 gallon batches...so my problem is i have all the grains together in one bag...could i place the grains in a primary stir them up good and try and pour half of them into my mash tun? im such a klutz i need help again brew dudes...



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Old 09-04-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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What part of your system is the limiting factor. If you can mash all of the grain at once, you could just do a split boil.



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Old 09-04-2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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well my mashtun is really only good for partials its a 3 gallon cooler..

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Old 09-04-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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So how many pounds of grain have you got? Maybe about 10 lbs?

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Old 09-04-2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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Do you have a scale? (if not, consider it a necessity, much like a thermometer, when going all grain)

mix it all up, divide in half...there you go.

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Old 09-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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Well I am not sure how you are going to pull this one off but if it were me I would make sure I mixed everyhting up really well first. Then, I would just cut the batch in two and make different beers using two different yeasts or you could make two of the same beer; IMHO

Hopefully someone can chime in with a similar experience...

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think im gonna try and mix it up and weigh out half...its a lil over 10lbs of grain

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Do you have a scale? (if not, consider it a necessity, much like a thermometer, when going all grain)

mix it all up, divide in half...there you go.
I seriously don't agree with this method. A stout is going to have relatively small amounts of specialty grains, specifically roasted grains, that have a huge impact on the beer. It is highly unlikely you will get equal amounts even by mixing thoroughly beforehand.
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crap so i'm screwed is what your tellin me?

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Can you do a full 5 gal boil? If so why not just two times through the mash cycle. Split the grain do a mash. Then do the rest a second time and boil. If nasty's get in the first while you wait you are going to boil any way. Or is that too simple...Let the beer Yoda's chime in. I am still a noob.



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