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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2004 * February 23, 2004 * Cutting the grain bed < Previous Next >

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bretth (12.254.8.128)
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 02:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Howdy Wortheads,
A little trick I came across is cutting the grainbed while lautering.

Here's a good explanation of the procedure:

http://www.brewingtechniques.com/library/styles/1_1style.html

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.

-Bretth
 

Bill Pierce (208.57.122.28)
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 03:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.

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