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Old 08-22-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hi everyone..

I just finished my first partial mash..I have been brewing for a few yeas now with steeping grains ext. with very good success. I finally converted a 5 gallon cooler to a msh tun and got a larger kettle. The process went very good, I need to get a burner for outside becasue my stove had a hard time with 6 gallons to boil. I made a stone IPA clone, OG of 1.066, I ended up with 1.058. I was a bit off, but all is good. It was going crazy thias mourning so Im excited to see how much my beers imrpove now. I think my mash temp was a bit low, I started at around 58 and it dropped it 48 by the end..

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Old 08-22-2007, 12:24 PM   #2
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Good on you! I hope it turns out well. (I assume that you meant 158 and 148 right? Good!)

 
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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Yep 148 I just didnt put the 1..Also how do I estimate my efficiency of the mash? from my OG. I have never done this any htreads?

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Old 08-22-2007, 04:01 PM   #4
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I know that it is not too complicated, but I have never bothered to figure it. I have found a good explanation at this link.
http://byo.com/mrwizard/738.html

 
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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Congrats man!

One question tho...if you can boil 6 gallons, why aren't you all-grain???

 
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:26 PM   #6
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get a $30 propane burner for a turkey fryer setup...6gallons will boil like a champ.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:43 AM   #7
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A drop from 158 to 148 is pretty significant. i dont think you should see that much of a drop from your cooler. Anything unusual going on?

 
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:42 AM   #8
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A ten degree drop does seem high. If your thermometer is accurate I would think about wrapping the cooler during the mash.

You can determine efficiency based on volume,actual gravity and how much grain was used in the process.
Lot of people making Stone brews these days.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:41 PM   #9
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In retrospect I would have put the cooler in the garage..My house is kicking AC..oops. I have the capabilaties to boil 6 gallons but not to mash that much grain so maybe soon. I know I need a burner..Im looking into this now.

jay
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:46 PM   #10
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Are you keeping the lid on the mash tun nice and snug?

 
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