Grains in cool water.

Share your successful brews or start talking about your next one.
User avatar
Bigstew
Posts: 133
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Model: 20 litres
Location: Canterbury, England.

Grains in cool water.

Unread post by Bigstew »

Just setting up for tonights overnight brew. Weighed up the grain and like a moron dumped it straight in the malt pipe. water at 14 degrees C. Will this make a major impact ? cant believe I did it.

ibbones
Posts: 283
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:28 pm
Model: 20 litres
Location: Victoria, Texas

Re: Grains in cool water.

Unread post by ibbones »

I do not think so. I mash in at 35* but my water comes out at 29* so I recirculate to mix my salts and then mash in and walk away.
Good luck... :beer:
"BONES"
20 Liter BM

User avatar
mashy
Posts: 2985
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Model: 20 litres
Location: Mercia

Re: Grains in cool water.

Unread post by mashy »

Nope. I have just done a cool overnight.
The grain stood in 20c water for 6 hours, before starting.

Schmurf
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:30 am

Re: Grains in cool water.

Unread post by Schmurf »

So you start the brew with a 6 hour 20c "rest" then raise the temp. to 67c, or whatever, for next rest and continue as usual?

User avatar
Bigstew
Posts: 133
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Model: 20 litres
Location: Canterbury, England.

Re: Grains in cool water.

Unread post by Bigstew »

No problems to report. Got 98% efficiency on the overnight brew. A tad darker on the srm scale about 9.5 instead of 6.7 will keep you informed.

User avatar
mashy
Posts: 2985
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm
Model: 20 litres
Location: Mercia

Re: Grains in cool water.

Unread post by mashy »

I like the cold overnight method, did it for the first time recently. MAGIC! Just the pump running, and nothing getting too hot to get into trouble for too long.

User avatar
Bigstew
Posts: 133
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Model: 20 litres
Location: Canterbury, England.

Re: Grains in cool water.

Unread post by Bigstew »

The pilsner is bubbling quite steadily at 12 degrees C. Nice aromas in the brew chamber.

Post Reply