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Offline morticaixavier

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Re: First "big" beer
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2013, 03:32:19 PM »
We managed to get 1.112 without additions. We mashed half of the grains the night before and used the wort from that to mash the second batch, sparged with h20  and boiled. Will see what the result is, if the beer is no good then it was more then worth it for the learning experience.

what you are describing is a technique used when your constraint is mash tun size. It does not result in higher efficiency. out of Curiosity, what was the final volume into the fermenter?
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Re: First "big" beer
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2013, 02:23:53 PM »
Just a touch under 5 and a half. Pick up the tip in radical brewing not sure it's exclusive to undersized mash tuns, either way it seemed to work in term of extraction, will see what the finished product is next fall.
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