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Old 02-16-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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I am interested in getting one of the mini mash recipe kits from AHS. Is it true that the only thing extra that I will need is a grain bag? Will I not need a mash tun?
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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you can mini mash in a pot on the stove with a grain bag (go buy some paint strainer bags at lowes/HD - cheap and reusable). from what i understand, a mash tun is for larger volumes, i don't think a mini mash would go over well in a MLT unless you built a really small one.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:12 PM   #3
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You can also mini mash in the oven. Turn the oven to it's lowest setting (170ish) and get the grain in the bag in a pot with an appropriate amount of the correct temp water. Then put the pot in the oven and turn the oven off. This will help minimize cooling during the mash.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #4
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AHS sends their kits with very good directions. All you'll need is a grain bag. Make sure you buy one big enough to fit in your pot and slip over the rim. Don't sweat it....it's a snap.....
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I like to use a 2 gallon drink cooler as a mash tun, then sparge the bag directly in the boil kettle.
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