hist-brewing: Re: [SCA_Brew] Re: Oats

PBLoomis at aol.com PBLoomis at aol.com
Sun Apr 13 17:02:05 PDT 2003

In a message dated 4/13/2003 3:17:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
henry at henry-davis.com writes:

> I believe that the measure of stirs was actually four beats. The stirring of 
> the mash is purely a timing mechanism to slow down the process adequately 
> so that you don't get too high of a strike temperature. The timing is 
> required to simulate the time required to dip the ladle and then pour it 
> into the grist in Markham's kitchen.
> The four stir technique works for the five gallon Gott cooler mash tun that 
> Geoffrey uses. It also works well with the wooden tun that I have tried. It 
> will likely have to be modified to adjust for larger/smaller/different 
> construction mash tuns.
       I use a five gallon food grade PVC bucket, with a 1/4-inch "wet-suit"
jacket on it.
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