Longer Mash Time

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C-Rider

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I usually mash for 1 hour and sometimes for 75 min depending on what BeerSmith tells me. Last week I had to go 90 min to hit my pre-boil estimate. Double crushed as usual from the same shop but the grain has been sitting around for about 2 months in a plastic bag sealed w/a baggie tie. Wonder if that had anything to do w/it.

Did the normal 1 hr boil and hit my OG on the head so I'm happy. The extra mash time gave me a chance to cut up some veggies and cook them in a slow cooker.
 

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I don't think mash time matters too much, when the conversion is done, it's done. You could let it go for hours if you like. I personally mash for 75 minutes just to make sure all my starches are converted, but I've heard of people that a 30 minute mash works for them.
 
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