- Jan 9, 2022
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Is it realistic to hit original gravities as a garage brewer? I have never hit an expected OG. I hit my mash temperatures. The literature is unclear about wash process (since I don't know the proper term). After mash, we're supposed to pull off the water from the bottom of the mash tun and pour it back over the grain, correct? I have been collecting and pouring the amount of strike I put in, eg, 6 gallons in, 6 gallons recirculated. I drain off my wort super slow, like 1 gallon per 20 minutes. I go with a 7.5 gallon boil because that seems to be a good amount to drain off without getting any sludge.