Originally Posted by BrewFace
I have 10 lb of 2 row. I was thinking of taking a lb, milling it and steeping it in a muslin bag like I've been doing with other grains. Then add extracts, boil, and add hops.
Will this work?
If you steep it in the correct amount of water and hold it at the correct temp you are mashing (although I'd probably do more than a lb to make it worth it). As others mentioned you won't get the same color and flavor as some of the other specialty grains you may be used to steeping, but that's okay folks do SMaSH beers all the time with just base grain.
Partial mashing is a nice way to get an introduction to the process of all grain, and it will also expand the number of beers you can brew as some recipes really can't be brewed correctly with extract only. DeathBrewer has a nice sticky at the top of this forum detailing the process.
Edit: here's another useful link