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Is there any resource you all have access to that discusses the optimum grain to water ratios when creating the mash? I've seen lots of 'rules of thumb,' such as 1.5 lbs of grain to gallon of water, and some much higher than that. But it seems like because the amount of sugars available from say corn vs barley are different, we would have a different 'rule of thumb', for each grain...

Secondarily if my grain bill is 70% corn, 23% rye, 7% barley and I'm doing 100 gallon runs, how much total weight of grain is needed?

Thanks as always...

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I just about .2kg per litre.  Which is pretty close to the 1.5lb/ gallon.  So for your 100gallon wash you will need about 170 lbs.  

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We mash and ferment just over 2:1 (2000lbs grain to 850g water or about 2.3x) lbs/gallons on most all of our recipes, Bourbon, Single Malt, Wheat for Vodka, whatever.  Average ABV% above 10%.

 

Cheers,

McKee

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Hey John, 

I have tried your vodka via our mutual friend Mike Culleton. Good stuff mate. 

Matt

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