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Old 04-06-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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What is the water to grain ratio I should be using for my mash? I usually use 2L for ever 1 pound of grain would that work out?


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Old 04-06-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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I typically use 1.25 qts/lb of grain.


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Figuring a quart and a liter are about the same, a stiff mash is about 1 qt/lb which I use on most bigger beers due to mash tun space. On a smaller beer I'll do 1.5 qts/lb. 2qt/lb, which you are doing is a thinner mash but can work. I wouldn't go any thinner, though.
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cool thanks for the info maybe I'll drop it down a little since I find I gotta minimize the amount of grain I can use based on the size of my gear
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With an all barley beer you can use a thicker mash like 1qt/lb. If you have lots of wheat or adjuncts then a thicker mash is necessary. I have *heard* but never verified that a thinner mash yields a more fermentable beer. Perhaps a more seasoned AG brewer can chime in...


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