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Offline BrewerMike

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First Infusion Mash Temp way off
« on: July 13, 2008, 11:57:12 AM »
I have a converted keggle quarter barrel for my mash tun.  I have it set up in my equipment and have its thermal properties set as stainless.  So, a week ago I brewed a trippel and it said for a temp of 149 with 12 lbs of grain and 15 qts of water I should shoot for 165 degrees.  So after I put all the grain in the and stirred for a little the temp equalized at 160.  How could it be this far off.  I have always had this problem with my mash temps reading too high.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Re: First Infusion Mash Temp way off
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 09:53:42 PM »
Hi,
  I would suggest dialing it up by adjusting the mash tun specific heat up.  For example if your mash tun has insulation it is going to hold heat much better.  Also, make sure the weight of your mash tun matches and that you have the "adjust temperature for equipment" box checked within the mash section of the recipe itself.

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Re: First Infusion Mash Temp way off
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 08:18:36 PM »
Ok, I think I found the problem.  Under mash profiles where you can change the mash temp.  If I am heating the water for the infusion in the mash tun, shouldn't this set it's self automatically.  because my mash tun temp should be at what the infusion temp is at.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2008, 06:18:30 AM by BrewerMike »