Never had that problem. How are you sparging your mash? If its that
thick, im surprised your not burning it. Try using a straining bag - 5
gallon paint strainers work well. I also let the backset sit for a few
days to help separate any solids in it.
JB. aka Waldo.
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> I have decided to try using backset for mashing. Can anyone tell me
what I am doing wrong when I am using backset for my mash? Almost
immediately after I distill I use the already heated backset for
mashing. I have done this twice and twice I have ended up with what I
can only refer to as uncured cement and very little if any mash
> Do I need to mill the grain to
a coarser grind when using backset. I
did notice that backset is consideraby stickier and thicker than water.
Plus when I let it settle I also notice that there is still solids in
the backset that I could not remove from the mash.
> Someone with backset experience please enlighten me, waiting 16 hrs
for a mash to sparge should not be happening.