How long to mash an RIS?

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

crazyboy

Active Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2009
Messages
37
Reaction score
1
I plan on brewing my second all grain beer this weekend. It will be a Russian imperial stout. My first beer was step mashed following directions from "The Complete Joy of Hombrewing".

This one however will be a single infusion and I want to know how long I should mash for. A tutorial by Orfy said 40-90 minutes but that's quite a range. I know longer mashes will give a dryer taste but how long should I mash this RIS?
 

Got Trub?

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2007
Messages
1,538
Reaction score
12
Location
Washington State
Modern malts convert quickly so 60 minutes is usually plenty of time unless you are mashing at a lower temperatures like 146-150F. For those lower temps I usually add an extra 30 minutes to be sure.

GT
 
Top