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Berliner stuck mash?
« on: March 17, 2011, 06:23:12 AM »
I am planning to brew my first Berliner this weekend and I was wondering if I should be concerned about a stuck mash.

My recipe is 58% Pilsner 42% Wheat. I plan to mash at 149 degF.
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Re: Berliner stuck mash?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 06:57:52 AM »
I wouldn't worry about it too much.  I batch sparge a la Denny's method (more or less) with a hose screen and haven't had an issue.  Just make sure you're not grinding your grain to flour and you should be just fine... especially with the somewhat nominal amount of grain for a berliner.

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Re: Berliner stuck mash?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 07:17:59 AM »
I wouldn't worry about it too much.  I batch sparge a la Denny's method (more or less) with a hose screen and haven't had an issue.

Agreed.  In addition, even if it does stick, as long as you're batch sparging, it's easy enough to stop draining, stir it up, re-vorlauf, and continue draining.
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Re: Berliner stuck mash?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 07:43:18 AM »
Thanks! I have only had one stuck mash for a high gravity beer where u mated out my MT.
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Re: Berliner stuck mash?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 06:19:58 PM »
Rice hulls are your friend ;D
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