Re: Rye Mash
- Good point Mason,
You may also want to look at Mashing grains in Tony's site at:
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> You may also want to consider Flaked Rye. I have seen this in a
> couple of natural food stores and you can get it from a brew shop.
> Flaked grains are a good starting spot for the beginner who wants to
> do an all grain mash. They are easy to work with and very easy to
> convert with malt. There is no boiling involved. You simply heat the
> mash water to 170-180F and stir in your flakes. When the temp drops
> to 155F you aedd your cracked malt stir it up really good and let it
> sit for 90 minutes.I have never had a failed all grain mash with
> flaked grains. I have with regular grains. Admittedly, I probably
> just am not doing something right. Go flaky and save yourself some
> frustration. There is a hair more involved here and a few tips. If
> you decide to go this way then let me know. Glad to help. My 2cents.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "castillo.alex2008"
> Hi Mason
> I wonder if you completed this experiment so you can let us know how
> many pounds of DME to use per how many liters of water, in summary
> the whole procedure and the results you had. In the other hand, I´ve
> had some hard time trying to strain the maize fermented on the
> grains, mainly because I couldn´t find the paint strainer you talked
> about. I found this site, but I don´t know exactly what do I need.
> Could you take a look at it and let me know: (my fermenter is a 32
> liters plastic bucket from Brewhaus)
> In the other hand I´m thinking in using a combination of first the ss
> strainer and later some other gadget to press the grain to get all
> the possible amount of fermented juice, but I don´t know what device
> to use. Will the grapes pressing do the trick?
> Finally I´ve seen many different kinds of DME (i.e. Pilsen, golden
> light, sparkling amber, etc.) I wonder which will give a good profile
> for a Scotch. Maybe Harry and Jim can give us some info about it.
Either one of those Sparging (5030/5032) should do the trick. As I
may have mentioned, I got mine from Home Depot and I checked the
local Ace Hardware today on the way home and they carried them also.
On my first flaked grain mash I strained the mash through a NEW pair
of my wifes Panty hose. Caught hell for it but they worked. You just
have to be a little more careful than with the paint bags. Get too
rough and they tear.
As for the experiment. Well it never got off the ground. I decided
to go all grain Malt instead with some added peat malt. So far so
good with that. Just building up a sufficient amount of low wines for
now. Sorry I cant be of more help on that one. I think the Pilsen
would be a good choice though.