Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Not too sure if this is bad...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
Doxology
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17
Default Not too sure if this is bad...

So, I brewed a batch yesterday: 1/2 lb. of crystal malt, 1/2 lb. of Belgian aromatic, and 1/4 lb. of Special Roast were steeped prior to bringing everything to a boil. I realized today (afterward, of course!) that I probably needed to mash the aromatic and special roast to have starch conversion on those buggers. Any thoughts on how bad this may turn out?

By the way, first time post, and I'm really liking this forum! Brew on, brewers!

__________________
Doxology is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
c.n.budz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,155
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Welcome to the forum.

When you steep grains you're not trying to get any starch conversion. You're just extracting color, flavor, and body. What you did was exactly what you should have done, everything will be fine

__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway
c.n.budz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-20-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
Doxology
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17
Default

Phew! Good to know. It was just one of those rarely-had-post-brewing moments, of OH CRAP!

__________________
Doxology is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2008, 01:31 AM   #4
Jaeger48
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 178
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

most specialty grains just need to be steeped in 150-160 degree water for 1/2 hour or so. You'll be fine.

__________________
Jaeger48 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2008, 02:38 AM   #5
avidhomebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,552
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts

Default

Agreed. You will be fine. Those three malts don't need to be mashed because, as stated before, the malts will not bring you much in terms of fermentables. I do like brewing with Special Roast; it gives a nice nutty flavor to the brew.

__________________
avidhomebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS