Adding specialty grains to the mash

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Adding specialty grains to the mash

Post by J Hurdon » 5 months ago

Hi,

I'm pretty sure this has been asked before but here goes. My water is quite alkaline.
I was thinking (before I try all grain) about trying a partial mash with extract , base malt, and crystal.
I am aware the crystal just needs to be steeped not mashed but...
I think the crystal will have a tendency to bring the ph of the mash down and that is what I want to do.
Does it make sense to add the crystal to the base malt and steep/mash it together? I have a ph meter that I can check the ph with.

Thks in advance.

Jonathan


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Post by thylacine » 5 months ago

I'm pretty sure this has been asked before but here goes. My water is quite alkaline.
I was thinking (before I try all grain) about trying a partial mash with extract , base malt, and crystal.
I am aware the crystal just needs to be steeped not mashed but...
I think the crystal will have a tendency to bring the ph of the mash down and that is what I want to do.
Does it make sense to add the crystal to the base malt and steep/mash it together? I have a ph meter that I can check the ph with.

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Post by Lumpy5oh » 5 months ago

I have always put all the grains in at once. If you use a water spreadsheet such as bru'n water it will take into account the crystal and tell you what you have.
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Post by J Hurdon » 5 months ago

Thanks Lumpy5oh I'll go for it and see how it goes. By the way the slinkie thing is very funny. :)

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