Portland is Leaving - Rocky Votolato
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Garc_Mall, I might havea 5 gallon cooler my dad can bring with him when we brew, would that work or be too big? Also this would be my first attempt at mashing grains but think it would be fun to do with my dad to give him a truer experience to brewing. i just have a few questions about the mash process that has me stumped. I must be over thinking it.
1.) When you mash at 152 degrees is that what you want to heat the water up to? Or should I go a little hotter so while it is mashing the temp will fall a bit?
2.) I only have a 6 gallon brew pot that will probably boil over if I try to brew a five gallon batch on it. I normally just top it off in the fermenter. Would this work with the mash process? I plan on taking OG right before I pitch.
These might be stupid questions but sometimes I tend to overthink things. But I want to make the best beer possible with my dad here.
Unfortunately, they let the homebrew bill die last night. Another year before they can try again to legalize homebrew in AL.
I really just want to get more fermentables out of the sugar. So I suppose any sugar would work. Is there any pros or cons to using different types of sugar?