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Right Amount Of Water???
« on: December 29, 2005, 05:28:58 AM »
Why is so important to have the exact amount of water in the Mash? 1.5Qt to 1 # of grain.

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Re: Right Amount Of Water???
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005, 04:40:29 PM »
You actually do have some flexibility, but generally mashes below 1.0 qt/lb are so thick they are difficult to work with.  At the other end if you get the mash too thin you will not have a sufficient concentration of enzymes and your mash conversion will take a very long time.

 Most sources recommend 1.25-2 qt, though traditional decoction mashes often use thinner mashes of up to 3 qt/lb.

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