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mashing temperatures

Postby upright » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:59 am

I will be brewing my first wort this weekend for stilling my first malt on Monday. Does anybody know the mashing temperatures and durations used? For now i will use the same temperatures i used for brewing ale the last 7 years. Hope it is the same.
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Re: mashing temperatures

Postby kallaskander » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:15 am

Hi there,

not sure you know this site

http://homedistiller.org/wash-grain.htm

could be helpful.

As far as I remember my distillery tours there are three mashing runs most of the time, the first with water of about 60°C.

Then the other two with higher temperatures.

As to the time that varies from distillery to distillery.

So much for my memory :D

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Re: mashing temperatures

Postby upright » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:18 am

Hallo

Thanks for the link. I went with 64 deg c for first mash and 69 for second mash and got a SG of 1045. It fermented in 60 hours to 1005. I spend the whole of yesterday stilling. The 5 l newmake at 65% went into a 5 l old sherry barrel. Now we will have to wait and see if it will be good, it is already drinkable.
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Re: mashing temperatures

Postby Bruichladdict » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:50 pm

AWESOME!

A new distillery is born...what shall we call it?

GlenUpright?

Uprightnavulin?

I would like to take part in your cask offer...especially if you are building somewhere on the Shetlands.
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Re: mashing temperatures

Postby Jimmy321 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:25 pm

Do you mind telling me where you got your still and cask, i have have all the other equipment from my home brew days.
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Re: mashing temperatures

Postby upright » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:17 am

I made the still out of 2 copper water heaters. The barrels i got from a cooperage near Cape Town. They use old brandy and sherry barrels to make new smaller barrels. I looks like a mess but it works very well.
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Re: mashing temperatures

Postby Jimmy321 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:18 pm

Thats impressive!
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