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Re: Why mash off?

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  • Harry
    ... the ... heat ... To thin the mash and allow easier sparging. Not an essential step in distilling, but crucial in beer making as enzymes can impart
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 1, 2006
      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tyler_97355" <kd7enm@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I'm still waiting for an answer on the whole mash off question. If
      the
      > enzymes stop working once the temperature drops, why do i need to
      heat
      > up the mash again to kill the enzymes?




      To thin the mash and allow easier sparging.

      Not an essential step in distilling, but crucial in beer making as
      enzymes can impart undesirable flavours during the fermentation. Beer
      for 'beer' and beer for 'spirits' are two different animals in some
      respects.

      Good site with pics...
      http://www.beerdude.com/howto_brew_allgrain.shtml

      Other useful sites...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashing

      http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2005/OrinZahra.shtml

      http://www.howtobrew.com/section3/



      Slainte!
      regards Harry
    • donald holcombe
      Some enzymes work at lower temps, some at higher. 150 F is a compromise . Killing the enzymes with high temps is for BEER , not spirits. tyler_97355
      Message 2 of 8 , Oct 1, 2006
        Some enzymes work at lower temps, some at higher. 150 F is a compromise . Killing the enzymes with high temps is for BEER , not spirits.

        tyler_97355 <kd7enm@...> wrote: I'm still waiting for an answer on the whole mash off question. If the
        enzymes stop working once the temperature drops, why do i need to heat
        up the mash again to kill the enzymes? If i don't kill the enzymes,
        there may be a snowballs chance in hell that the enzymes might still
        convert a little bit more starch while it is fermenting. But i could be
        wrong.

        -Tyler






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