Ok so I built my mashtun has the copper pipe with holes in it to drain out the ball lock spout. Holes are facing the bottom in theory should drain. As you can see my grain bill (below) is not that heavy but still running into “stuck sparage.” I have some questions.
Is it a sin if I put my grains in a paint strainer bag / muslin bag when putting in the cooler? Will that effect my efficiency? I am sure it would help my draining…
Is this stuck sparage the root cause of my low OG? Mash in 90 mins 158. Mash out 175 15 mins.
Any other ideas how to drain more efficiently? Beer smith says 5.7 abv on this one I will at best get 4.0-4.5 abv. :roll:
7 lbs 9.9 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain
2 lbs CaraMunich II (46.0 SRM) Grain
15.6 oz Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain
4.2 oz Belgian Aromatic Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain
4.2 oz Belgian biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain
1.1 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain
1.1 oz Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain