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Old 11-20-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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a lot of extract kits that have specialty grains call for them to steep for 20 min usually. what happens if you steep them longer??

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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you'll probably get more flavor and color out of them.

Oh, and AFAIK: most people actually DO steep them longer than 20 minutes.

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you'll probably get more flavor and color out of them.

Oh, and AFAIK: most people actually DO steep them longer than 20 minutes.
Yep; that's what happens. Nothing bad. It's a law of diminishing returns though, and if you really want more flavor and color, you would do better adding more of the grain in the first place.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:13 AM   #4
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thats what i thought. i usually steep for about 30 minutes.

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