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floating rice hulls

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narvin:

--- Quote from: jeffy on February 03, 2013, 01:53:01 PM ---
--- Quote from: narvin on February 03, 2013, 10:15:56 AM ---You can soak them in water before adding them to the mash to get them more hydrated.  This will help them to sink and also avoid more wort loss to absorption.

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That is an excellent idea.  Thank you.  I will try that next time I use rice hulls.

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You're welcome, I think it came from Gordon Strong :-)

tschmidlin:

--- Quote from: narvin on February 03, 2013, 01:59:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: jeffy on February 03, 2013, 01:53:01 PM ---
--- Quote from: narvin on February 03, 2013, 10:15:56 AM ---You can soak them in water before adding them to the mash to get them more hydrated.  This will help them to sink and also avoid more wort loss to absorption.

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That is an excellent idea.  Thank you.  I will try that next time I use rice hulls.

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You're welcome, I think it came from Gordon Strong :-)

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Prehydrating will help keep them from floating, but it will have no real effect on wort absorption.  You could simply compensate for the hydrating water by adding a little more water to the mash - the sugars will migrate into the hulls (if they can) whether the hulls are wet at the start or not.

violaleebrews:
Thanks!  Yeah, I don't get any stuck mashes.  It's just an annoyance.  Rice hulls are cheap anyway. 
I appreciate y'all weighing in.

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