So im doing a CDA style, and was looking at cold steeping the Carafa i got to get the darkness...
What im curious about though is, if this is necessary if your using Dehusked Carafa? I know a lot of the reason to cold steep is to remove the chance of the astringent roasty flavors from making it out, but doesnt Dehusked do that?
Or should i still plan to cold steep my Dehusked Carafa III?
Also, does cold steeping extract most sugars? Trying to figure out if i do steep it how i figure out in Beersmith how much it would possibly add, so my OG doesnt end up too low or high.