I was debating how long to mash, I had setteled on the grain for 30 min and the oats for 1 hour but then i couldnt fit all the grain in one bag and to put some with the oats. I had read that oats needed grain steeped w/ in order to do it's thing . I didn't know if that ment in the same pot or same bag
I used 3 gal. in the pot then held the bags over the pot to drain and poured some cold water that was to be added to the primary over them to sparge.
I also took the gravity reading when the soup was & 95 degrees, does temperature affect an accurate reading in any way?
Thanks for your input, how about he timing of the lactose, MD and cocoa? Does it really even matter when?
It's bubbleing away...