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High OG mashing

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:45 pm
by craigbayne

I'm using a 50L model and trying to hit about 9% OG.

I know I could mash once and hit 4.5%, then mash again with more grain to take it up to hit 9%. But I was wondering if anyone has any other tips or tricks.

Ultimately, I'm hoping to end up with 100 litres of 9% wort, so double mashing it all might take quite a while...

Re: High OG mashing

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:31 pm
by Cristian
what do you mean by 4.5% and 9% OG? (in terms of gravity)

Re: High OG mashing

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:04 pm
by mashy
Just checking

You want to get 100l of 9% beer from as few runs as possible?

Re: High OG mashing

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:59 pm
by Bigstew
Try an overnight mash. I tend to get 95% efficiency with an overnight mash, do a double mash with the second one overnight. On my first strong Belgain ale it rocked in at 11.5% with 12 kg of grain (did two 6kg mashes in a 20 litre,).