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Old 01-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default How many lbs of extract to lbs of grains for a partial mash?

Sorry I am kind of new to working on partial mashes. How many lb of extract to lbs of grains for a partial mash? I know there has to a certain equation for the sugars. Thanks...


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Roughly 1 lb of grain = 0.75 lbs LME = 0.6 lbs DME, depending on efficiency, of course.


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If you're asking how much grain should you use per batch compared to extract that is up to you.

Use a brew calculator and use as much grain as you can work with on your system.

My last partial mash I only used 1lbs of extract and the rest was grain.
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DeathBrewer's numbers are a good place to start. Remember that they only apply to the base grains (2-row, Pilsner, etc). You don't change the specialty grains.

When I convert an AG recipe, I add up all specialty grains and use at least an equal weight of base grain.
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