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Old 02-02-2013, 02:48 AM   #1
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Before everyone points out my inefficiencies as well as my methods with doing this, please hear me out. I am trying a new partial mash with my new modded 5 gallon mash tun. I only have this and a grain bag. I am not worried about efficiencies right now, just the practice of trying a mash. My beer i am going after is similar to the Jalapeno Smoke Screen by Ballast Point (SWMBO really wants it).

So my ingredients are:

2# Peated Malt
1# Crystal 10L
2# Pale Malt
a heap of Golden Light DME
WL San Diego Super Yeast starter
1oz Fuggle for 60
1oz Northern Brewer for 5

So for grains specifically, I was going to mash 5 pounds at 143 for one hour and then again at 153 for 30-45 minutes, add DME after a boil, fuggles at 60, more dme, then NB at 5.

Just for a basic mash, will this work? If not, please bear with me and help me get the basic mash that I can do to get this to work. I only have a 5 gallon brew pot as well, so this isn't a full boil as well.

Wanted to get started soon, so a few beers down the gullet and Ill stop back by.

Ill send anyone who can help with this a freebie (within reason)

Thanks and Go Ravens,

Sean


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Old 02-02-2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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I would mash at 155* for an hour. That way you would get more body and possibly better flavor from the limited grainbill. Good luck.



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Old 02-02-2013, 03:00 AM   #3
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I would mash at 155* for an hour. That way you would get more body and possibly better flavor from the limited grainbill. Good luck.

With the ratio of .2 gallon per pound of grain, do you think then 1 gallon should be sufficient?
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:03 AM   #4
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A good starting point is 1.25 qts. per lb of grain for the mash and 2 qts. per lb. of grain for batch sparge.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:07 AM   #5
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I think you are fine mashing low temp for fermentability on the grain depending on what you mean by a heap of DME. For my taste if you are shooting for a 1.075 or s OG all extract will leave you with a pretty high FG so you do want max fermentability out of your grain addition. Have fun and go Niners!

 
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I think you are fine mashing low temp for fermentability on the grain depending on what you mean by a heap of DME. For my taste if you are shooting for a 1.075 or s OG all extract will leave you with a pretty high FG so you do want max fermentability out of your grain addition. Have fun and go Niners!
Thinking about 3-4lbs of Golden DME.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:13 AM   #7

I know this is not answering your question and probably nothing can be done at this point...but I would be remiss if I didn't point out that that is a **** ton of peat smoked malt. It is very powerful stuff and I am worried about the outcome of using 2 lbs of it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:18 AM   #8
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My experience with San Diego Super Yeast was so so. From what I have read here, it likes a specific narrow temperature range. I ended up pitching SO-4 on top of a stuck fermentation

 
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eric19312 is right about mashing low, SORRY. I haven't used extract in a long time. Checked my notes, all of mine were 1.072 and finished at 1.022 using Nottingham.

 
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I know this is not answering your question and probably nothing can be done at this point...but I would be remiss if I didn't point out that that is a **** ton of peat smoked malt. It is very powerful stuff and I am worried about the outcome of using 2 lbs of it.
It was high...mashing already. Smells smoky but not overbearing though.

It may be a miss, and I am sure I will know about 2 hours from now if it is.

Thanks for the heads up though!


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