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Boston Brewer:
Hello Everyone -

I bought  a bunch of grain with the idea that I would brew Jamil's California Common with this grain bill:

9 lbs 8.0 oMiz Pale Malt(2-row) (1.8 SRM) Grain 72.38 %
2 lbs Munich Malt (8.0 SRM) Grain 15.24 %
1 lbs Crystal 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.62 %
8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.81 %
2.0 oz Chocolate Malt - Light (200.0 SRM)

I purchased:
10  lbs  Pale Malt(2-row)
2 lbs Munich Malt
1 lbs Crystal 40L  
1lbs   Victory Malt
1 lb  Chocolate Malt -

when the kid crushed the malt
He said "you want this in one bag"
and I was a little distracted and said "uh - Sure!"

so now I have a big bag of mixed grain
I think It's more grain than my 5 gal mash tun can handle and I am not sure that I want a
Chocolate Malt Common.

I guess I have to find a way to thoroughly mix the grain and then  measure out about 10 or 11 lbs for a mash.
and use the remainder for something else.

Any ideas on what to do ?

Well, you could go back and buy...

66  lbs  Pale Malt(2-row)
14 lbs Munich Malt
7 lbs Crystal 40L 
3 lbs   Victory Malt

...and add it to what you already have.  Mix it all up as thoroughly and evenly as possible and then divide it into 8 equal portions.  Then you can brew the Common to the correct recipe eight times.   ;D

Seriously, though, I don't have any idea.

I say just brew what you have. It may not be what you wanted to brew, but it actually sounds like a decent grain bill for a porter.

Boston Brewer:
a10t2  -  Thanks for the suggestion, I think I may be brewing a porter on Sunday....


--- Quote from: dmzlater on May 22, 2010, 01:24:07 AM ---

I think It's more grain than my 5 gal mash tun can handle.................

--- End quote ---
hey what's new?
according to
15 lbs of grain @ 1 quart per lb you need 4.95 gallons of mash tun space
cutting it close but it should work, even if you go a little less then 1 qrt per lb
you should be OK just stir it up real good


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