The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Chocolate Covered BEAVR Nutz

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: , MA
Posts: 614
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 72

Default Chocolate Covered BEAVR Nutz

I would like to try this kit from Midwest.

The instructions call for a sparging step, but I don't have the equipment as I usually do extract kits. I usually just boil my grains then toss. Is this step really required for an extract kit. What will happen if I do the boil and then toss then grains?

kevinb is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Homercidal's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 22,837
Liked 1900 Times on 1371 Posts
Likes Given: 1045


It's a partial mash recipe. You'll have to mash and sparge a portion of the grains before adding the extract. no big deal. That can be done in your BK with a paint strainer bag or grain bag. Heat some water to 153 or so and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Then rinse with some sparge water in another kettle and add that wort to the BK. Then add the extract and continue as normal.

Homercidal is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 246
Liked 23 Times on 19 Posts


here's how my LHBS explains Step 3: Steeping Grains - real simple, and I bet you have the equipment needed.

1. In a medium sized saucepan, heat 1 L of water to 175F and turn off heat. Add grains, cover and steep for 30 to 45 minutes.

2. When the grains have steeped for 30 minutes or more, strain through a colander, or spaghetti strainer into your kettle. You will notice the grains have soaked up most of the water. "Sparge" the grains by pouring another lire or so of hot water through them, much like drip coffee. You're done with the grains , feed them to the budgie, compost them, but whatever you do, don't put then into your kettle.

11 batches of great beer later... Go for it.

heckler73 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chocolate Porter Hebrews Extract Brewing 10 01-06-2012 08:10 PM
Chocolate stout josephjdaniel Extract Brewing 5 09-07-2011 11:37 PM
chocolate extract Lsrc11 Extract Brewing 5 06-02-2011 01:38 PM
Chocolate Stout oach Extract Brewing 1 12-21-2009 12:33 AM
Chocolate beer? paranode Extract Brewing 17 03-21-2007 11:27 AM