So I recently purchased a home brew kit from Brooklynbrewshop.com and I have a question on the mashing process defined in the instructions. So it says that I am to place the malt into a pot of 170 degree water, mix and then keep it between 144-152 degrees. It says to take the mash on and off the heat in order to keep the temp. However I feel like whenever I take the pot off the heat, the mash has an inconsistent temperature throughout and I can never seem to get the temperature even. How much are you allowed to stir the mash while in this process? How do you keep the temperature consistent?
I am also doing all of this on a stove and in an apartment. I have literally just started as well so I only have the equipment from the starting kit and I don't want to dive in too deep right off the bat and then lose interest too quickly. Lol. Any tips would be appreciated