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Old 09-02-2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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Hi again,
Just wondering about the effect that strike water volume has on the resultant wort. As an all grain amature, I have read a bunch, and from what little I understand, somewhere between 1.25 and 2 quarts per pound of grain is required. This begs two questions:

Does this mean strictly the weight of the malt, or should I include the weight of the adjuncts. Also,

What effect will varying the amount of strike water have on the character of the beer.

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Old 09-03-2006, 12:46 AM   #2
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A good place to start is here:



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Old 09-03-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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It would include adjuncts also. And yes it is weight of grist. Generally, most noobs to AG use between 1-1.25 qt/ lb, this is much easier to handle and control . The link supplied by MO will help you very much!!

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Old 09-03-2006, 06:18 AM   #4
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1.33 Qts per # of total grist. you cant go wrong

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Old 09-03-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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The greater the water/grain ratio the drier the finished beer although this doesnt have such a significant effect as mash temp.

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