Grains & water absorption

Physics, chemistry and biology of brewing. The causes and the effects.

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Grains & water absorption

Post by Legman » Sat May 10, 2008 4:13 pm

Is there a calculation or a way of knowing how much water is lost due to grain absorption while mashing?

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Grains & water absorption

Post by Legman » Sat May 10, 2008 4:17 pm

Just answered my own question from another post.
slothrob wrote: You don't need a calculator, though, just multiple 0.125 gallons, or 1 pint, by the pounds of grain to get the amount of water absorbed by the grain in the mash. 1 L/kg if you prefer metric.

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