1 Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:24 PM


Not quite sure what it is yet, but it sounds like this …

1. Brew your first (all grain) beer as normal, but perhaps use a bit more malt and don't sparge
2. Put all the grains back in for a second mash and boil that down to a much lower volume

Bam - two different beers from one batch, with the obvious ability to use different hops and yeasts in each. For me I imagine I'd be able to get one 27L batch and one 10L

Seems like something to try at least! Might even work (to an extent) for people who are (still) stuck on mini-mash

2 Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:05 PM

Hmm actually on re-reading it seems you do the second “mash” (which is effectively just a sparge) straight away

3 Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:31 PM

There's no second mash, you do one mash, drain the first runnings then sparge the grains and take the second runnings. Instead of mixing it all together in one volume, you keep both runnings as separate worts. Boil both worts then blend them as desired to create new worts of varying gravity. Probably something easier to do on a traditional 3V system than BIAB but still possible.

4 Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:56 PM

Yeah, that's what I meant by “mash” second time ‘round. I reckon I’m going to give this a go next time I make a Golden Ale why not. Just need to decide whether to add the water to the grains or vice versa for the second runnings.

5 Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:32 PM

The dear Canadian brother had a go at that I believe, there may be a thread here somewhere if you dig… https://club.coopers.com.au/coopers-forum/topic/14608/

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