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Old 02-14-2013, 01:06 PM   #11
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Also, you can mash thicker and sparge more to get where you need to be.

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If doing partial mash would the same #s apply? Currently I just do extract with steeping specialty grains but wanted to move up to PM. I got a 5 gallon cooler from Home Depot on the cheap last fall and want to add the weldless bulkhead to it.
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Originally Posted by WRBBB View Post
Glad this was asked. Getting into grain brewing and was wondering if I could actually get at least a 1.1 OG out of a 10 gallon mash tun. Looks like the answer is NO. By my calculation it would appear that there is a potential of only getting about 1.07 at best. Ofcourse there again I am new to doing my brewing with all grain. So in order to get my Barley Wine project just right I will still have to use some DME to finish it off. And here I was hoping to go ALL grain.
1.1 is a heck of a # to hit.

I have an imperial pilsner that was AG in my 10g MLT that came out to be 1.086 with 21.5lbs.

Also using 100% fermentables such as honey, sugar, ect... does not mean you are not going AG. Its just a simple easy way to raise SG.
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