About to do first AG but have one question....

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fat x nub

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So i am doing a 5 gallon batch of Centinneal Blonde and it says the boil size is 6.6 gallons i think. Can somebody tell me what i do water wise...like how much i add and then what happens to the other 1.6 gallons after i boil??? I am a bit confused :). Please help
 

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You should collect 6.6 gallons pre-boil and then over the course of the 60minute boit, you will boil down to 5 gallons.
 
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i guess it evaporates or somethin
I think It's the Somethin...:D

and dont i loose water during the mash due to grain absorbtion?
Your grain will absorb roughly 1/10 of a gallon per pound of grain. So if you have a 10# grain bill, and you mash with 2.5 gallons of water, you can drain 1.5 gallons off then you'll need to add your sparge water before you get any more.
 

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Post your grain bill and we can give you a better idea of how much water you will need. Most folks use 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 quart of water per pound of grain for the mash and 1/2 gallon of water per pound of grain for sparging.
 

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