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Old 04-18-2007, 12:46 AM   #1
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Mashing as we speak need to know about too thin a mash. Had to add water to bring temp up now I am at 1.5 to 1.7 qts per lb. Is this going to be a big issue?


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Old 04-18-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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You may find that your conversion takes a bit longer since the enzymes aren't as tightly packed. Then again, if you stir a few times, you might find that you get a jump in efficiency since it's easier to stir, and there's more "room" for all that sugar.

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Old 04-18-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Not an issue, let 'er mash for an hour and have no worries... have I done a mash like that before, YEP, mashed for an hour and had 78% eff. No worries, you need to drink more my man, you are too sober!


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Old 04-18-2007, 12:53 AM   #4
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I always end up going a bit "thin" Seems I'm afraid of overshooting my target temp and end up short then adding extra water.

My beer is great though so I wouldn't worry.

One solution (if you want in the future) is to draw off a couple quarts and heat that to 20-30 degrees over your target and return it to the mash.

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