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Offline Tfwebster

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Step Mash with no Robobrew
« on: November 07, 2023, 05:33:10 pm »
I'd like to step mash a tripel...but I brew from a pot and a couple of coolers. Anyone pulled this off who'd be willing to offer advice? Thanks
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Re: Step Mash with no Robobrew
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2023, 08:56:51 am »
I'd like to step mash a tripel...but I brew from a pot and a couple of coolers. Anyone pulled this off who'd be willing to offer advice? Thanks

When I step mashed in a cooler, I'd stir in boiling water to hit the steps.  But truthfully,  I found no difference between a step mash and a 90 min single rest at 148 for my tripel.
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Re: Step Mash with no Robobrew
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2023, 07:46:47 am »
I agree with Denny.  I step mashed for years and found the same results with a single temperature mash.  As I understand, malts are modified today more so than they were years ago.

When I did step mash, I used BeerSmith for all my calculations.
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Re: Step Mash with no Robobrew
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2023, 10:20:58 am »
When I step mashed in a cooler, I'd stir in boiling water to hit the steps. 

I did the same for years.  Once I got it dialed in, I could hit my temps pretty reliably (typically 147-148° for 30 minutes and 162-163° for 30 minutes).

But truthfully,  I found no difference between a step mash and a 90 min single rest at 148 for my tripel.

Do you not step mash with your G40?  Being able to easily run a multi temp step mash is one of my favorite things about it.
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Re: Step Mash with no Robobrew
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2023, 12:07:52 pm »
When I step mashed in a cooler, I'd stir in boiling water to hit the steps. 

I did the same for years.  Once I got it dialed in, I could hit my temps pretty reliably (typically 147-148° for 30 minutes and 162-163° for 30 minutes).

But truthfully,  I found no difference between a step mash and a 90 min single rest at 148 for my tripel.

Do you not step mash with your G40?  Being able to easily run a multi temp step mash is one of my favorite things about it.

I do once in a while depending on the malt. But maybe only 3% of the time.  Unless the malt recommends it, I do a single infusion.
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