Partial Mash Advantages

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iv_hokie12

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Are there any advantages to partial mash brewing that I am not thinking of? I had a friend let me have his mash tun so I have been making 2.5-3 gallon AG batches. I suppose with Partial Mash I could add extract to my 3 gallon pot so that I could dilute into a 5 gallon batch. I'm certainly open to trying, but the reasons for doing so aren't really self evident to me.
 

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When I think of the advantages of partial mash brewing it's always in comparison to extract brewing, not all grain. The only clear advantage I can think of in your situation is the one you've already identified.
 

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In your case, the advantage is you'll be getting 5 gals of beer instead of 2.5...and it will basically be the same quality. I do all PM brewing. Gives me the most control and flexibility in my beer being able to mash any grain (oats, wheat whatever) I want w/o having to buy AG equipment for full AG batches.
 
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