enough 2-row in partial mash?

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JLem

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I'd like to do a partial mash with the following grains. I can only mash a max of about 3.5 lbs of grain given my set-up. I'd rather do a single mash and not steep anything, but I'm not sure if I have enough diastatic power to convert everything. Will I be alright or do I need to change something? I suppose I could use less of a darker crystal malt and then add more 2-row, but I'm not sure what my LHBS has in terms of crystal.

1.25 2-row (Maris Otter)
1.25 Crystal 60L
0.5 Honey malt
0.5 chocolate malt
 
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Crystal and chocolate malt don't need to be converted so you should be fine with 1.25lbs of 2 row to convert .5 of honeymalt. 2 lbs might be better though.

If I remember correctly I once mashed a beer that was 70% pils malt with 30% honey malt. Just give your PM extra time to convert. I asked the malter at gambrinus and he recomended using less than 20%.

It really depends on the diastatic power of the base malt.

Honey malt has virtually no diastatic power.
 

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You should be fine with that grainbill.
 
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Two replies in the affirmative (and no answers to the contrary) is good enough for me.

Thanks.
 
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