Originally Posted by Calico Jack
Is this a mini mash or are you steeping that crystal? If it's a mini mash you can use either victory or biscuit. If you are steeping the specialty grains use the victory. Biscuit malt has no enzymes and won't convert itself unless you mash.
I hate being a putz and keep milking this out - but truth is the difference between steeping and partial mashing are lost on me. I've re-read the How-To-Brew guide on steeping and "method" one for mashing and sounds real similar in water volume and temperature. Only difference I can tell is how long to keep the grains in the water.
Deaths article http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/easy...ng-pics-75231/
reinforced this in my mind.
So I think I'm mashing, but it looks a lot like steeping - hate not to be able to use the biscuit. If you (or anyone else) care to instruct a bit more I welcome it. If not, I'll just steep the victory and crystal and call it a day.
Regarding the hops - flavor and aroma is what I want so that tip I understand and can follow. TY!. I like bitter, but really enjoy the hops flavor. That, btw is why I'm putting cascade into the secondary. So the implied question is: Does dry hopping affect flavor or bitter or both and how much?
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