New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Mini Mash




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
kingjam
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 139
Default Mini Mash

I got the 8 Gal pot from morebeer.com which is a very wide kettle. I orderd the fat tire mini mash from AHS which says to steep the grains in 2.5 gal. of water. Well i tested what 2.5 gal of water looks like in my kettle and it does not come up very high because of the width of the kettle. How big is the nylon bag of grains going to be because I dont know if the water will even cover the bag while I am steeping. Thanks



__________________
kingjam is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2007, 03:41 PM   #2
Rook
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rook's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bothell, WA
Posts: 381
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Steeping is different from mini-mash, and you're probably going to want to use a smaller pot if you're doing 2.5 gallons of water, that should be for less than 2lbs of grains, which isn't a ton.



__________________
Rook
Rook is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2007, 03:47 PM   #3
kingjam
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 139
Default

Well can I do the mini mash in more water so I can use the pot I got???

__________________

Last edited by kingjam; 04-30-2007 at 03:54 PM.
kingjam is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2007, 04:23 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 58,722
Liked 3874 Times on 2829 Posts
Likes Given: 648

Default

I did a mini-mash from AHS and I followed the directions, so I'm not sure how you'll do with adding more water to the recipe. Usually to get decent conversion, you use 1.2 qts per pound I believe. (I'm definitely NOT an expert on mini-mash).

You don't have to mash in your kettle- I used to do minimashes in my bottling bucket, just lining the bucket with a big mesh bag. Using a grain bag in your kettle sounds kind of difficult- sparging, etc. will be kind of a pain, I would think, unless you have a spigot on your kettle.

Edit- I just pulled out my directions for the AHS mini mash I did. The directions say to use 2.5 gallons of water, and there is 3 pounds of grain. They don't have you sparging, either. I probably wouldn't vary from the recipe, just do the mini mash in a different kettle or mashtun.
I would add a sparge, though- just rinsing the grains with 170 degree water into your brewpot. I would lift out the grainbag and put it in a colander over the pot and pour the sparge water over it and let it drain.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2007, 06:48 AM   #5
fritz_monroe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 129
Default

I hope I don't sound too stupid since I'm now looking at going to all grain soon. But what's the difference between mini mash and partial mash?

__________________

F_M

Check out my homestead blog

fritz_monroe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2007, 07:23 AM   #6
Sir Humpsalot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sir Humpsalot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,043
Liked 81 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fritz_monroe
what's the difference between mini mash and partial mash?
The spelling.


__________________
In Process: Mango Beer, Homebrewers Pale Ale
Bottled/Kegged:Spicy Light Rye, Rice-adjunct Pale Ale, Mild Bourbon Porter, Roasty Stout, Basic Light Mead, Bourbon County Stout Clone
Up Next: Berlinerweiss, Chocolate Raspberry Ale, and American IPA
Sir Humpsalot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini mash vs. All grain - Mini Mash wins Grinder12000 General Beer Discussion 48 03-30-2010 11:22 AM
Mini mash? deremer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 07-23-2009 02:57 AM
Mini-mash in cooler mash tun stuck dmako Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 12-31-2008 10:39 PM
Mini Mash (and I mean MINI!) SenorWanderer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 09-26-2007 10:46 PM
Partial Mash/Mini Mash Efficiency uwmgdman All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12 06-21-2006 01:09 AM