Topic: Mashing

Mash Programs

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Single infusion, step mashing, decoction — and beyond

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More Mash Space

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Sizing brewing vessels is part of my job with the Paul Mueller Company. When I am sizing mash mixers for brewing applications where the mash is conducted in a stirred and heated

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Jacketed Mash Mixer

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I believe a gentle mixing process helps loosen starch particles from grains making them more available to hydrolyzing enzyme action. In spite of clear evidence from commercial practice where mash mixers are

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Build a Recessed Mash Tun Thermometer

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Most homebrewers who are all-grain brewing start out like I did by making their own equipment. Sometimes this is out of necessity, but if you are anything like me you do it

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Starches in the Mash

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This is really a great question and one that brewers started contemplating shortly after RIMS (recirculating infusion mashing systems) brewing became popular. The two main goals of malt milling are particle size


What’s In Your Wort?

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Learn about the sugars and other carbohydrates that make up the composition of your beer’s wort.


An Introduction to Step Mashing

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The move to all-grain for the homebrewer has been made easier in so many ways over the past decade. Better access to equipment and information has changed the game. The ease of

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Reiterated Mashing

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During an episode of the Brew Strong podcast, the topic was raised about brewing really high-gravity beers where mash tun space was limited. This is actually a very common question: What is

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Starches in the Mash: Mr. Wizard

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Q Do starches quickly become solubilized or do they remain trapped in the grist when the strike water is added? This question is regarding how a recirculating system behaves and whether there

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Brew In A Bag Mash Efficiency

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New and experienced all-grain brewers moving to Brew-In-A-Bag (BIAB) techniques often have concerns about how it will affect their mash. BIAB traditionally uses a full volume mash, which means the ratio of

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Brew In A Bag Best Practices

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You’ve heard by now that Brew-In-A-Bag (BIAB) is an easy way to start all-grain brewing — and it’s true! But that doesn’t mean, however, that it doesn’t require some attention to detail.

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Maximize Your Mash: Understanding Impact of Equipment & Temperature

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There is an old saying that brewers make wort but yeast make beer. It is hard to argue against that fact, but the wort we feed the yeast will determine the final

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