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Old 01-26-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
Dec 2009
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I am messing around and experimenting. Everything I see says mash 1 qt of water per pound of grain. What happens when you use 1.5 qts per pound? This is on the stove infusion mash with no circulation other than me stirring every 5 - 10 minutes.

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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The general rule of thumb is 1.25 qt/lb, though I have recently been given some info on doing thicker mashes for certain English styles. If you go too thin, you need to monitor your pH closely.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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I used to use 1.25 quart per pound, but I've recently been trying to have a slightly thinner mash, like 1.50 quart per pound, and having approximately equal sparge runnings. Approximately equal mash/ equal sparge. Good results so far!
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:43 PM   #4
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When I calculate the volume of my strike water, I shoot for a nice round number that puts me between 1.25 and 1.5 qt/lb. On Sunday I brewed a stout. Beersmith told me to prepare 36.32 quarts of strike water and I went with 40 qt. (10 gallons) just to make the measurement easier. That put me at 1.38 qt/lb.

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