Short pipe for cold mashing

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Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby Okire » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:57 am

Did my first try yesterday to use the short pipe for cold mashing chocolate and roasted barley. Had about 2kg of malts and 30 liters of water and left it for about 6h, I ran the pumps for some of the time.
The resulting worth I diluted with more water and started the mashing of my imperial porter.
I am pleased with the result so far, it seems that the worth is les harsh and there was more space for base and crystal malts. It will take some more time but the cold mashing can be done the day before.
I will update you once the fermentation is done.

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Cold mashing with short malt pipe
Try my two commercially available beers, Sheriffen and Alkemisten (Sweden only sadly)
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Re: Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby BrauTim » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:37 am

Yet another good idea and use for the BM equipment, thanks for posting.

Did you take any pH measurements during any part of the mashing process to see what effect it might have had, do you treat your water?
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby Okire » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:10 am

I did no measurements and no treatment to the water.
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Re: Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby Eldoreth » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:55 pm

Interesting. So you didn't heat and after this cold mash you replaced the spent grains with base malts and started the normal mash routine in the diluted cold mash wort? Very curious for the effect! Nice experiment!
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Re: Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby Twonky » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:48 pm

I read elsewhere that cold mashing the dark malts makes for a more subtle end product, and using the short maltpipe for this is a very good Idea, thanks for sharing!

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Re: Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby 3LB » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:37 am

Interesting.

With 'cold' you really mean cold/no heating of the water at all, or did you heat to a low temp of eg 30°?
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Re: Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby Okire » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:24 pm

No heating, left I over night at about 15deg C
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Re: Short pipe for cold mashing

Unread postby 3LB » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:18 pm

Okire wrote:No heating, left I over night at about 15deg C


OK thanks, must give that a try some time.
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