Dec 01, 2016 by Steve

Q: After mashing, does the grain basket lift up & twist to lock, or do you have to slip in a grid in for support?

A: You pull the basket up then twist 1/4 turn and it rests on a support ring.

Nov 30, 2016 by Benson

Q: Say I want to have mash rests at multiple temperatures, 142F for 30 minutes then ramp up to 156F for 30 minutes. Would this multi rest mash be possible on the Mash & Boil?

A: This would be possible, but not as easy as a single temperature infusion mash. To do this, heat your strike water to 149° F. and mix in your grain. Your mash should end up at around 142° F. Turn down the thermostat to 142° and wait 20 minutes. Then turn the thermostat up to 156° and stir every few minutes until the mash temperature reaches 156° (this will take about 15-20 minutes to heat). Then complete your mash and sparge as normal.

Nov 29, 2016 by Larry

Q: How well does it maintain temp?

A: When we use it, we set mash in temperature at 160 or 162° F. After mixing in the crushed grain, the mash temperature is about 152 to 154° F. We mix it thoroughly at this point and set the thermostat to 150° F. After closing the lid and waiting an hour, the mash temperature is usually around 154° or sometimes as low as 152°. It helps to open the lid and stir halfway through the mash.

Nov 27, 2016 by Dennis

Q: Is the screen on the bottom of the sparge basket of "fine enough mesh" to keep particles of grain out of the wort? It appears to be large mesh that would allow a lot of particles through.

A: It has about the same perforations as our false bottoms for water coolers. You will find some grain particles falling through, although by the time the wort boils and cools you will find they settle out and are not an issue at transfer into a fermenter.

Nov 24, 2016 by Pete

Q: How does the recirculation tube work ?

A: The Mash & Boil does not have a pump or a recirculation tube. When you mash, you just mix the crushed grain with the heated strike water in the Mash & Boil, close the lid, and leave it for one hour to complete.

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