Originally Posted by Thumper
Can you share your PM recipe? I am working on doing this as a parital mash in a couple of weeks. I would be interested in what you did, especialy since it came out good.
Thumper, all I did was add 2 lbs of base malt and reduce the extract - this is how I converted it for my setup (3 gallon boil pot, 2 gallon round cooler MLT, large grain bag):
2 lbs British Pale malt (Maris Otter)
1 lb Munich malt
1 lb CaraMunich
8 oz Crystal 40L
7 lbs fresh light LME
Mash grains in 6 quarts of water, shooting for mash temp 150-152*F for 1 hour
Sparge grain bag in boil pot with 6.75 quarts of water @170 for 5-10 minutes, agitate and drain bag
Pour mash runnings from cooler into boil pot w/sparge runnings
1.0 oz Perle 8.2% (leaf) @60 min
0.5 oz Perle 8.2% (leaf) @30 min
0.25 oz Perle 8.2% (leaf) @5 min
0.5 oz Saaz 2.7% (leaf) @5 min
I wait to add all of the LME until 10 minutes left in the boil, before the last hops additions (by this time enough liquid has boiled off that there is room in the pot for the 7 lbs of LME). I remove from the burner, stir in the extract well and then restart the boil, usually adding Irish Moss and yeast nutrient. Once it's boiling again I restart the timer and add the last hops. Cool, top off to 5.5 gallons and pitch yeast (pacman starter or US-05 dry yeast).
Depending on your mini-mash efficiency, you may adjust the extract a little - I'm getting 65-70% to hit OG of 1.066-1.067 and it usually finishes at 1.016-1.017.
Good luck! I hope Yooper doesn't mind me posting my slight PM variation