Originally Posted by boydak
Some of the base grains on the above list come in the kits from AHS and the directions say to steep?
Am I just adding startch?
Steeping at 155F will convert some of the starches. Since almost all of the fermentables in a steeping kit come from extract it's not as crucial to do a proper mash and sparge. As you get more base grain like in a partial mash or all grain it becomes more important to mash and sparge properly to get fermentables.