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Old 03-03-2007, 02:40 AM   #1
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Are Austion HBS mini mash kit....true mini mashes, or are they steeping grains?

I ordered the Rogue Dead guy and any info would be great!

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Old 03-03-2007, 04:42 AM   #2
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Here is the mini-mash AHS Baltic Porter I bottled about 2 weeks ago. Yes, the grains (3.875 lbs) need to be mashed. They come crushed and mixed in a sealed bag, ready to go. I waited to add the extract until 15 min left in boil to increase hop utilization.

Ingredients Quantity Grain Use
2.25 lb German pilsener mashed
0.25 lb Moravian Black Malt mashed
0.50 lb Crystal 60L mashed
0.50 lb Crystal 90L mashed
0.25 lb American chocolate malt mashed
0.12 lb American black patent mashed
8.50 lb Amber malt extract extract
Quantity Hop Form Time
1.00 oz Marinka 9% pellet 90 minutes
1.00 oz Lubelski 4.2% pellet 15 minutes

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Old 03-03-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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Yes, the mini-mashes are exactly that. The proceedure they recommend is simple.

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I just got a mini-mash kit from AHBS and the instructions actually only have you steeping the grains, no rinsing. To me, that is not mini-mashing...

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thanks guys.. I should check then order but I was in a bit of a hurry! I ordered the Rogue Dead Guy Ale clone kit and I intend to do a mini mash!

thakns again

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Old 03-04-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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Technically they are PM as you use much less extract than their extract kits. ~1 quart versus ~1 gallon.

I've contemplated the whole "no-rinsing" thing too...I decided that they (AHS) has devised a good, simple, and easy to brew system. Despite no-rinsing, I got really high efficiency with my grains/extract last time I brewed.

There is something to be said about the convience-factor and quality recipes that AHS sells. I dig their kits and they are good platforms for experimenting with recipes and other ingredients.

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I love the kits from AHBS!

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I just got my Summit IPA extract kit from them today. I am thinking about actually mashing the grains vs. the steeping and draining they have you do. I just built my mash tun and kind of wanted to get a feel for the AG side of things. Would this be advisable or should I should do it like they say?


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AHBS Rocks! Good recipes and great guys!

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I got my Rogue Dead Guy clone yesterday as well and i am planning on doing a mini mash and sparge! This kit has 2.5 lbs of 2-row.. and if i am not wrong it needs to be mashed and sparge to convert and recover the sugers! I did the Rogue shake. stout by (steeping)and I missed the OG. by quit abit!

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