length of mash?

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length of mash?

Post by Rookie » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:15 pm

Next month I'm going to experiment with a batch of G F beer. In my web explorations I see recommendations of mashing as long as two hours, and at a higher temperature (162f instead of 152f). How long do you G F brewers usually mash and at what temperature?
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Re: length of mash?

Post by Touchstone » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:15 pm

I always mash overnight , shortens the brew day and no problems

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Re: length of mash?

Post by simple one » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:32 pm

Touchstone, do you ever find you get a low fg, thin beer, no head, fizzyness, which are the common concerns?

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Re: length of mash?

Post by Rookie » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:38 pm

I recently brewed an imperial pilsner with 20% rice malt. I mashed the pilsner and rice together at 156° F (69° C) for 60 minutes and it worked fine.
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Re: length of mash?

Post by MyQul » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:47 pm

The last two brews I mashed for two hours. The last one I mashed at 64C. I made a cream ale but wanted to get it as close to 1.000 as I could to mimic the crispness of a lager. I used notty and it got down to 1.002 from 1.034, so managed 94% attenuation.

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Re: length of mash?

Post by Fil » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:04 pm

a 60 minute mash with re circulation within a GF @ 66.7C should be sufficient for full conversion, an iodine test can confirm, (if iodine goes black there is still starch there for conversion.)


iirc your recipe suggestion for a higher temp is to promote beta amalayse activity and produce more complex sugars to contribute to a higher FG and more body mouthfeel. the longer time period should then allow the smaller proportion of Alpha amalayse that munch down the complex sugars to fermentables that can act at the higher temp time to produce enough fermentables to make the brew viable ?
ist update for months n months..
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