Beer Info FAQ

Is mash out the same as sparging?

Is mash out the same as sparging?

Mashing is soaking grain in water at a certain temperature (or several temperatures) over a period of time to create sugar for yeast to ferment. Sparging (this is the step not all brewers do) is a process that some all grain brewers use to rinse as many remaining sugars as possible out of their mash.

What is a Mashout?

Mashout. Mashout is the term for raising the temperature of the mash to 77 °C (170 °F). This stops the enzymatic conversion of starches to fermentable sugars, and makes the mash and wort more fluid.