DECOCTION MASHING

Various recipes call for “decoction” mashing, this is a process that involves pumping about 1/3 of the mash from the vessel it was pumped into, to another vessel where it is boiled and mixed, then returned to the original vessel and mixed…

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STEP MASHING

Certain recipes call for different treatments of the mash In “step” mashing, the mash is heated to different temperature profiles and then allowed to rest A “Ramp/Soak” temperature controller can be programmed by the brewer to…

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The Mash Vessel

The Mash Vessel is the first in the brew house chain to start the magic At Specific, it traditionally comes with two Steam Jackets, (one on the bottom and one on the side), a Top Glass Manway, our signature Overboil Ring, the Mash/Hydration inlet (fo…

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What’s the best combination of Brew House Vessels?

Choosing the combination of Brew House Vessels is subjective based on the type of brewing you wish to do Last week we touched on productivity and determined that having a Mash/Lauter tun, Brew Kettle and Whirlpool meant after your first brew (totalin…

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Which Brew house is right for me?

Choosing the right brew house is a very important decision which depends on many factors, one of which is productivity Productivity in itself breaks down into several branches In this blog, we’ll look at speed of brewing and what vessel configu…

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the MASH

Mashing is the term given to the start of the brewing process, where crushed grains are mixed with water to form a porridge-like mixture called the “mash” It is in the mash that malt and other cereal starches are transformed into sugars and prote…

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