2 degrees? umm I generally set strike temp 14-17 above desired mash temp (depends on weather outside and how cold the grain will be) 10-20 is more like it for AG, 2 may work for a small partial.RLinNH said:So you add your water to the mash Tun PRIOR to adding the Grain. All of it. You stabilize the temp, maybe 2 degrees over your desired Strike temp. The you add your grain. Sound about right?
malkore said:You need to test your equipment out, make notes, so that next time it comes out right.
You've got to learn how your system operates, including temp swings.
mrk305 said:I use a 48 qt Coleman cooler also. I started out preheating the cooler with hot water from the sink. I quit doing that. I later put the water in first, and then added grains... too messy. Now I put the cold grains in a cold cooler, heat water to 164, add and stir and I hit 151/152 after 15 minutes, and that will hold for the rest of the 1 hour mash time.