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View Poll Results: What is your mash grain/water ratio?
1 qt per lbs 8 27.59%
1.25 qt per lbs 4 13.79%
1.33 qt per lbs 3 10.34%
1.5 qt per lbs 3 10.34%
2 qt per lbs 0 0%
It depends on the method (single step/mash-out, etc...) 9 31.03%
continuous mash 0 0%
i use some wierdo decoction ratio 0 0%
50/50 0 0%
Ralph Nader 2 6.90%
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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I do mine at 1 qt per lbs.
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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Totally depends on the recipe and mash schedule for me. I generally try to work it out with two equal batch sparges resulting in 7.5-8g in my keggle, clearly the size of the batches vary with the amount of grain used due to absorption. I've also started incorporating a mash-out infusion with the first batch on some recipes.

For a step and/or decoction mash everything goes out the window, but I frequently start at 1qt/lb and wind up around 2qts/lb. in those cases.

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Old 07-08-2006, 03:11 AM   #3
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So far I have not done enough AGs to say. I've been like a first time extract brewer.. kinda following a recipe till I get the feel for the process and all. My last AG had 9 1/2 pounds and the mash was 3 gallons. So what does that come to... 1.3 Quarts per Pound.....

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Old 07-08-2006, 04:38 AM   #4
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i never measure - it's all by feel. its' the way i cook its' the way i brew
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:21 AM   #5
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Add water and grain till it looks and feels right.

For me, that's about 1 qt per pound


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Old 07-08-2006, 01:48 PM   #6
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Depends on the style, usually about 1.3 for a single infusion.

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Old 07-08-2006, 01:51 PM   #7
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Ralph Freakin Nader!!!!

and Im stickin with 1.3 for now. Keeping it simple
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:57 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by ajf
Add water and grain till it looks and feels right.

For me, that's about 1 qt per pound

I'll drink to that!
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:04 PM   #9
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Perfect post. I was just about to ask this question. I'm finally doing my first partial mash today with 4lbs of pale and 1lbs of crystal. I think I'll go with 1.25. That also brings my strike temp down to 172 which is more in line with what I've been reading on this site.

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Old 07-08-2006, 02:21 PM   #10
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I have done all my beers at a quart per pound until I bought a brew magic which requires a looser mash.

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