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Offline 69franx

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Re: Mash specs for high gravity
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2015, 06:51:12 pm »
Thanks Sean. Do you think I'm better off mashing thick with a sizeable sparge or...?
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Re: Mash specs for high gravity
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2015, 07:22:21 pm »
Equal runnings is ~1.1 qt/lb for this beer, and I'm fine with stirring down to right around there, so I'd go with that. For a beer this big, as thick as you're willing to stir. That has the added advantage of making it easier to adjust temperature just in case the bigger/thicker mash throws something off.
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Re: Mash specs for high gravity
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2015, 07:23:26 pm »
Thanks again Sean,  I'm going to run with that then
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Re: Mash specs for high gravity
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2015, 08:34:24 am »
@a10t2,
Sean when using your calculator, the post boil volume should be volume immediately after boil has ceased correct? So it still includes cooling shrinkage and trub? In other words, for my 6 gallon batch, I should actually enter more like 6.75G?
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