Originally Posted by zymurgy101
Thanks for the info! I'll give the AHS kit a whirl...maybe the first batch through the (hopefully) soon to arrive conical.
Isn't 170F near mashout temp? I've only used the MLT once (last brew day), so I certainly have a bit to learn before getting proficient.
Yeah, 170 is a typical mashout temp. If you go much higher, you start extracting tannins, which you don't want to do.
My first batch on my MLT, I got 60% efficiency. Turns out I wasn't sparging well, and probably wasn't eliminating all the doughballs at the outset of the mash.