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Mixed Grain problem
« on: May 21, 2010, 06:24:07 PM »
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 ?


« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 06:40:04 PM by dmzlater »

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Re: Mixed Grain problem
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 06:40:55 PM »
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.
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Re: Mixed Grain problem
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 07:04:36 PM »
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.
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Re: Mixed Grain problem
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 07:47:25 PM »
a10t2  -  Thanks for the suggestion, I think I may be brewing a porter on Sunday....

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Re: Mixed Grain problem
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 04:07:59 AM »


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



hey what's new?
according to http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml
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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Re: Mixed Grain problem
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 05:45:51 AM »


............
I think It's more grain than my 5 gal mash tun can handle.................
hey what's new?
according to http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml
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

I too have a 5-gallon mash tun for the indefinite future and have thought of doing a mash twice (mashing being fairly easy to do while I'm doing other things).
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Re: Mixed Grain problem
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 03:20:30 AM »
Thanks all for the responses !

I mashed the whole thing with 1 qt / lb and it seems to have worked out fine.
Fermenting 1/2 with an American Ale and 1/2 with San Fran Lager yeast.

Dave