I am no expert on this whole grain mashing (ups is the one you should talk
to), but I think that I see two things where i might help. One, when you
have a 'gorpy' mix like corn mash, I add a bunch of rice hulls. Then when it
comes to separating the wash/fluid from the mash, the rice hulls give bulk
and help to filter. But you may have to filter a couple of times.
As for holding temp. - are you stirring your mash while heating up? If you
don't stir, you will have hot spots.
> well yesterday was my first run.. it was ... educational...
> the first thing i learned was to never use corn meal ever again...
> i couldnt strain all the corn meal out of the wash and when i
> distilled, it all settled to the bottom and burnt the hell out of my
> pot.. the burnt corn meal also stunk up the kitchen and my spirits
> smell horrible... I dont think i'm willing to try any, but next run
> i'll probably dump it back in with my wash and run it again... I also
> had a problem with the whole mashing stage ( raising the temp to 62-
> 63 degrees C for 45-60minutes) I couldnt get the temperature to stay
> between 62-63 it ws either like 40 or 50 or i would turn it up and it
> would sky rocket to 70... I dunno.. How neccerssary is this stage??
> what are some good ways to hold temp? well, thought i'ld share, peace
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