|Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 02:15 am: ||
A little trick I came across is cutting the grainbed while lautering.
Here's a good explanation of the procedure:
Check out the 6th paragraph under the subheading "Brewing Wheat Beer".
I believe it could be beneficial to all sorts of mashes, especially those containing oats and other sticky adjuncts. Using this technique on my last batch of 50/50 wheat/barley malt got me 30 points/lb, so it didn't hurt anyway.
Bill Pierce (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 03:43 am: ||
I don't think it's a bad idea to rake the top few inches of the grain bed once or twice during the sparge. This can help prevent a stuck sparge of a recipe with a lot of flaked ingredients.