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Old 12-31-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Brain fart, I needed just under a gallon of 167 deg water for my mash.
I used my 2 cup measuring measuring cup but for some reason I used just under 8 cups instead of 16. MATH !!!! uh.
Didn't realize it until I added my grain, pretty darn thick.
I have an additional 8 cups heating now. Hope I didn't ruin the batch.



 
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Don't worry about a thick mash, its pretty negligible in the grand scheme of things. Temp is what is important and if you don't go too hot you will be fine. Just call it a protein rest and perhaps bump the sacc rest a few degrees to adjust for the body.



 
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thanks, got a bit nervous there, I manage to get my mash were I wanted it,
My first time using my barley crusher so this will be my freshest batch to date.
Robust Porter so some room to hide flaws.

 
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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Absolutely...what is a brew day without a hiccup here and there

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:44 AM   #5
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well, yeast pitched, everything worked out just like magic.
And for the first time I hit 80% efficiency.
Crushing your own grains seems to make a huge difference.



 
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