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Old 08-09-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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when calculating volumes, do you count adjuncts in also? In other words, if I am mashing/sparging 15 pounds of grain and 1 pound of rice hulls do I base my volumes on 15 or 16 pounds?


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Rice hulls absorb a lot of water. If you're not rehydrating them, then "count" them in the mash.


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yes on Rice hulls! ended up short. didn't consider .5 lb rice hulls effic. was dead on so I didn't dilute ended up short of 4 gal by a bit to final keg with a nasty spill of almost a gallon. stupid don't ask
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SHOULD I rehydrate them? just soak them? I am also going to be using torrified wheat - anything else needed to do with this?
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SHOULD I rehydrate them? just soak them? I am also going to be using torrified wheat - anything else needed to do with this?
I rehydrate them if I'm a bit low on water, and my MLT will be full. Otherwise, no- you can just add another quart of water into the mash. Torrified wheat can go into the mash with the other grains, no worries!


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