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Old 12-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #21
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Google works best. To search here try this site:homebrewtalk.com key words here
example site:homebrewtalk.com steeping grains how too
still might not find what you really want but at least it will get rid of most of the crap



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Google works best. To search here try this site:homebrewtalk.com key words here
example site:homebrewtalk.com steeping grains how too
still might not find what you really want but at least it will get rid of most of the crap
awesome, there ya go.

they say 160° for 20-30 minutes, that will definitely work too

tomorrow I'm redoing my very first recipe, which is steeping & extract. the first time I did the boil steeping method and the batch didn't turn out very good, so I'm doing the hot steeping this time.


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Old 12-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #23
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I did a biab partial boil for my 5 gallon partial mash beers. The 1st was a midwest cascade pale ale kit,the 2nd my own recipe that changed the grains a little from the list of grains from the kit. But it was still 5lbs of grains in 1.5G of distilled water on the first,spring water for the 2nd,same amount. Mashed for 60 minutes,still having trouble maintaining mash temps. But still stayed between 152-160F,mostly about 155F for the majority of the hour.
Sparged with 165F 1.5G of water to get 3 gallons of wort for the boil. I used the same 5G SSBK for the mash & boil as for my AE brews (AE=All Extract,a term I came up with last month). I saved the plain Breisse gold LME 3.3lb on the first,3lb Munton's plain extra light & light DME for the 2nd for flame out late additiions. The fresh wort was great for all hop additions. And the same old equipment I've been using works fine for pm,just got a large grain bag to add to the process. And since the SS stock pot set we bought was 4 nested pots,I used the 3G one to heat sparge water. I got aftermarket heating elements for our electric stove that heat up way faster,which def helped. I posted a link for them in my profile.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #24
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Quick question on brew kettle thickness. How thick is a good brew kettle? I have felt some pretty cheap ones and wondered if there are some that are too thin for the prolonged heat exposure.

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I have a small 2 gallon lunch cooler that i steep my grains in since i can't seem to keep temps stable. I just heat water the water a few degrees warmer and drop my bagged grains in. With 10 minutes or so left i fire up my brewpot to get a head start on the boil. Dump in the "tea" from the cooler and let the bag drain some more ( or squeeze ). Works for me. Got the idea from a brewing TV episode.

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I have a small 2 gallon lunch cooler that i steep my grains in since i can't seem to keep temps stable. I just heat water the water a few degrees warmer and drop my bagged grains in. With 10 minutes or so left i fire up my brewpot to get a head start on the boil. Dump in the "tea" from the cooler and let the bag drain some more ( or squeeze ). Works for me. Got the idea from a brewing TV episode.
this is my plan with my steeping grains. have a 16-qt cooler.*

shiny new propane burner, so no idea how fast it will heat water. will get additional water up to 160° and dunk sparge

* have measured the inside dimensions on several coolers, and they're not as much as they say they are. the 70-qt I'm buying is less than 14 gallons (≈55 quarts). my 16-qt is actually 4 gallons
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I have a small 2 gallon lunch cooler that i steep my grains in since i can't seem to keep temps stable. I just heat water the water a few degrees warmer and drop my bagged grains in. With 10 minutes or so left i fire up my brewpot to get a head start on the boil. Dump in the "tea" from the cooler and let the bag drain some more ( or squeeze ). Works for me. Got the idea from a brewing TV episode.
Another idea is to preheat your oven to 155F or whatever steeping temp you want, and place the kettle in the oven.
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That would work too, but then i would have to heat my oven. Think of it as practice for partial mash. LOL



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