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Offline Pi

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RIMS getting lots of grain in the sparge
« on: August 15, 2011, 09:07:33 AM »
I did an Oktoberfest yesterday and noticed a crapload of grain particulates in my runoff. After collecting 7 gal. of wort, i decanted and ran thru a muslin bag. there was about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of grains in the bottom of the kettle. Would this be enough to throw off-flavors? I have been running my RIMS at full on; do you think slowing the reculation down might hepl?
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Re: RIMS getting lots of grain in the sparge
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 11:07:28 AM »
What kind of false bottom are you using?  With that much grain, I think you have a gap in your false bottom.  I find that backing off the mill gap reduces the quantity of grain that sneaks through.  I also runoff through a mesh bag so any bits get held up there, but I measure my grain bits in teaspoons, not cups.  I had a round Igloo brand cooler that I used as a mash tun.  The bottom would warp a little allowing lots of bits through.  I now mash in a keggle with a domed round false bottom.
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