Mash tun with partial mash brew

From: John Aldrich 
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So my recipe that I was going to start today (but can't because I don't have a 
grain crusher/mill yet) is a partial-mash. I'm assuming I mash the grains that 
I have and just add the powdered extract to the boil?

My mash tun also included a piece of reinforced plastic tubing about 3' long. 
I'm assuming that's to be used for draining the mash tun using the ball valve 
built in?

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Is this a Linux Brew? -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: "Chris St. Pierre" ------------------------------------------------------ In a partial mash, I don't use a mash tun. I just steep the grains in a grain bag in the brew pot for about 15-20 minutes at something like 155=B0, and then bring to the boil, add extracts, and proceed as normal. In the Bible, Charlie Papazian recommends just adding the grains to the cold water and removing before it comes to a boil: "The most effective way to introduce the goodness of specialty grains in malt extract brewing is to add the cracked grains to the cold water as it is being brought to a boil. Just before the water comes to a boil, simply use a small kitchen strainer and remove as much as possible without undue fuss." The grain bag is obviously easier, which he notes later in that paragraph. If you don't have a copy of the Bible ("The Complete Joy of Homebrewing," by Charlie Papazian), STOP whatever you are doing and RUN, do not walk, to your nearest local homebrew shop or bookseller and buy a copy. Crack open a homebrew or four and read it cover to cover. That said, if you want to use the mash tun, then yes: mash and sparge the grains you have, drain using the plastic tubing (it's there to reach the bottom of your brew kettle so you don't splash it all over), and then add extracts and boil as usual. You'll get a better mash that way, but with a partial extract brew that's kinda overkill IMO. Good luck! Relax, don't worry, and have a homebrew. -=3D- : s

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ In a partial mash, I don't use a mash tun. I just steep the grains in a gr= ain = bag in the brew pot for about 15-20 minutes at something like 155=B0, and t= hen = bring to the boil, add extracts, and proceed as normal. In the Bible, Char= lie = Papazian recommends just adding the grains to the cold water and removing = before it comes to a boil: "The most effective way to introduce the goodness of specialty grains in ma= lt = extract brewing is to add the cracked grains to the cold water as it is bei= ng = brought to a boil. Just before the water comes to a boil, simply use a sma= ll = kitchen strainer and remove as much as possible without undue fuss." The grain bag is obviously easier, which he notes later in that paragraph. If you don't have a copy of the Bible ("The Complete Joy of Homebrewing," b= y = Charlie Papazian), STOP whatever you are doing and RUN, do not walk, to you= r = nearest local homebrew shop or bookseller and buy a copy. Crack open a = homebrew or four and read it cover to cover. That said, if you want to use the mash tun, then yes: mash and sparge the = grains you have, drain using the plastic tubing (it's there to reach the = bottom of your brew kettle so you don't splash it all over), and then add = extracts and boil as usual. You'll get a better mash that way, but with a = partial extract brew that's kinda overkill IMO. Good luck! Relax, don't worry, and have a homebrew. Is this a Linux Brew? -=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-= =3D-Eric B. Wolf = 720-334-7734[2] Whoops... Sorry, didn't realize I'd posted to the wrong list! :D Glad to kn= ow = we have a good cross-over. :D That being said, since I have a license for t= wo = copies of BeerSmith and they have a version that runs on Ubuntu, I'll proba= bly = load a copy on my Kubuntu laptop. :D (there... see I brought it on-topic. = Sorta! :D)

=============================================================== From: "Chris St. Pierre" ------------------------------------------------------ In furtherance of this being on-topic, I used to maintain the Fedora qbrew packages. (In all seriousness, qbrew is handy software if you want to tinker with your own recipes.) I know more than a few Linux geeks who brew, and once upon a time I cofounded ##homebrew on Freenode, which might still exist. At any rate, this seemed perfectly on-topic to me. :) . a -=3D-Eric B. Wolf

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=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ I must be reading a different bible... I don't remember the story of Charlie Papazian... -- -Michael

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