Originally Posted by uhlee1
Is it possible to add grain adjuncts like flaked wheat or flakes oats to an extract brew? Or is this something only the AG or Partial mash guys can do? Sorry if this is a noob question but Im kind of confused about what specialty grains you can experiment with. If I can add flaked wheat or others, do I add it to the grain bag for steeping or use a separate bag and add it towards the end of a boil?? I almost ordered some for my first brew (fat tire clone) which I will hopefully be brewing this weekend. But, I figured I should consult the experts first. Maybe I am just impatient, or slow on the take but I can't quit seem to find much info on this.
DON"T add it to your boil- you don't want the grains to get over 170 degrees. You add the grains to a grain bag (loosely, don't pack tightly), bring the water up to 155 or so, and steep the grains for 20 minutes or so, occasionally dunking the grain bag like a tea bag.
Where did you get your Fat Tire Clone? I bought one from AHS last summer (an extract kit) and it came with steeping grains and great directions.