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Old 10-04-2008, 02:08 AM   #1
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Just real quick can somebody explain the mini mashing technique(what it is). I know AG, extract, and using steeping grains. But mini mash?

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Old 10-04-2008, 03:01 AM   #2
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It's any batch from which part of its fermentables are derived from mashed grains and part from malt extract. It's like doing a small all grain batch to which you add malt extract and topup water to.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:14 AM   #3
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:18 AM   #4
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Mini-mash is just another term for Partial mash, if I'm not mistaken.

Like Bobby says, my understanding is that mini-mash is just like a baby all-grain recipe. It's got more grain than an extract recipe and more of the sugars are derived from the grain.

And dale beat me to the link while I was typing. That's a good one.

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Old 10-04-2008, 03:42 AM   #5
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It's pretty much been defined for you but here's a couple of articles that I read when I started doing PMs.

BYO - Countertop Partial Mashing
BYO - Beer the Partial-Mash Way

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Old 10-04-2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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And it's well worth the effort. I have been partial mash from about batch #6 on and I'm at 35 batches now. I don't have the gear to go all grain but I get great results PMing using a converted 5 gallon round cooler for an MLT.

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Old 10-05-2008, 02:20 AM   #7
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