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Old 07-05-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default If a recipe calls for mash to start at 98 degrees how hot should the water be?

Doesn't the grain lower the temperature? I know this is a noobie question, but any help would be great. Also, what is step temperature?

This is the recipe: http://www.homebrewchef.com/Westmall...oneRecipe.html

If someone can break it down in to lay men's terms that would be even better. I am trying to understand the process more so than I do by looking at recipes.


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The right temp depends on the desired grist ratio. (Water to grain) 1:1 usually about 11'F higher. You need to use a step calculator. Try this one.


WWw.rackers.org/calcs.shtml


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The right temp depends on the desired grist ratio. (Water to grain) 1:1 usually about 11'F higher. You need to use a step calculator. Try this one.

Http://WWW.greenbayrackers.com
WWw.rackers.org/calcs.html
Thank you for the information. Unfortunately both of those links are down.
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You fixed it! Thanks again!
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