I have a bag of cracked corn and whole wheat (probably about 75/25 respectively) that has been sitting around for a couple of years and I want to make a couple of mashes out of it. I don't have any expirience with grain mashes. I have only ever made sugar washes and potato mashes. I just got a beer brewing system and want to learn to use it for making grain mash. I need a simple recipe that discribes the entire process (mash temp, time, etc.). I will be using powdered enzymes and they get added at 166*f and 140*f (that's how I do it with potato mash.). I'm thinking of cooking the corn/wheat at 170* for an hour and then cooling to 166*, adding first enzyme and allowing to cool to 140* when I add the second enzyme. Letting it rest for a while to allow the second enzyme to work. Then chilling and pitching yeast.
Let me know if I'm on the right track here, like I said, I don't have any expirience with grain mashes. Link me up with some simple, similar recipes or just give me some simple advice.
BTW, I'm thinking I'll use 25lbs of the corn/wheat with a final wort volume of about 15gal. Is this about standard?
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