Partial mashing in the oven?

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bell0347

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Is there any issue with mashing my grains in my 5 gallon SS pot and placing the whole thing in the oven to maintain temps. Then dumping the mash into my little MLT I built. Would the pouring cause hot side aeration or any other detrimental effects, or is this even an issue?
 

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I've never done the oven mash trick, but have always wanted to try it. Seems like a great way to keep a stable temp. Even it the oven temp is a bit high or low it should be close enough to minimize tun fluctaution.

If the minimum oven temp is 180 - 200, I would just shut it off and let it "caost"

I wouldn't lose any sleep over HSA.
 

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I've tried it in an oven at 200F. It worked fine. It actually gained a few degrees in the hour. So, I might try what wilserbrewer said and just turn the oven off after placing the kettle inside. I found that the better method is to heat the mash water in the kettle to the target temp, place the kettle on a folded towel on the ground, add grains, place lid on kettle, and cover with several other towels. I never lose a degree like this.
 

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I do my PM in the oven for an hour. I have one of those little thermometers that sit on the oven rack and I try to keep the oven temp within about 10 degrees of my mash temp. I know that's kind of being overanal with it, but it really only means turning the oven on for a few minutes twice during the hour when I give it a stir. Works great.
 
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