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Old 06-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Partial Mash - How much water?

I've done a few partial mash kits from AHS. My problem is that they call for 2 gallons of water to mash the 3 pounds of grain. I have a 9 gallon kettle and if I fill with 2 gallons of water, then the water barely covers the grain and the grain is sitting on the bottom of the pot. Can I add another gallon of water so that the grain can freely move around in my grain bag above the bottom of the pot, but still be covered by water?


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Old 06-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Go for it. You're partial mashing so you top off with plain water at the end anyways so it's going to have minimal to no impact. I've done a couple northern brewer partial mashes and their instructions say 5 quarts, I think...that's not nearly enough and I've bumped it up with no problem whatsoever.


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Old 06-22-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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You have a 9 gal kettle, why do a partial mash?
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Partial mash refers to the use of some grains as well as extracts as your sugar source, not the size/amt of water you are using. Perhaps his stove cannot handle a full boil or he does not have a way to cool five gallons of wort quickly?
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Partial mash refers to the use of some grains as well as extracts as your sugar source, not the size/amt of water you are using. Perhaps his stove cannot handle a full boil or he does not have a way to cool five gallons of wort quickly?
I have an outside propane burner, but don't have a way to cool 5 gallons right now. Plus, I think I might stick with this partial mash for a while. My future goal is to do BIAB as I have a large enough bag now, just need a wort chiller.


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