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Offline Virwill

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Water-to-grist ratio for small grain bill in BIAB
« on: June 09, 2019, 07:12:38 PM »
Thought I'd try a pale ale recipe in Zainasheff & Palmer's Brewing Classic Styles. It's mostly light/Munich/wheat extract but includes a small Victory malt grain bill of .75 lb. Their recommended partial mash formula is 1.5 qts/pound, so I'd use 1.125 qts of water. Not much to work with! Need a smaller pot, obviously. They say to then transfer to a larger pot w/2 gal. of 165º water, steep, and then to the boil pot. But I'm getting hung up on the numbers because the pre-boil volume is 7 gal., I'm doing a partial boil and want to work with 3.5 gal on the stove. I have no idea how much my partial mash will yield. Should I measure this, subtract that from 3.5 gal. and then add the difference to my final steep/boil water?

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Re: Water-to-grist ratio for small grain bill in BIAB
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 03:56:01 PM »
Best bet for extract brewing is to replace the Victory with Crystal 30. It will impart very close to the same color and the starches are already converted to sugars.
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