Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Steeping grains

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
EinBierBitte
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, TX ---- Home Sweet Home!
Posts: 30
Default Steeping grains

I just went through Deathbrewers partial mash how-to and it seems a lot easier than I thought. I already ordered extract kits from AHS so a partial mash will happen next batch. One of the kits however came with 1lb of steeping grains. I was wondering if I could apply the same partial mash steps to the steeping grains to maybe get more out of them?

__________________
EinBierBitte is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #2
FishinDave07
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,360
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

It depends what the steeping grains are. If they are crystal then they can simply be steeped to extract their sugars. if they are grains like 2-row, vienna, munich, etc. they need to be mashed to convert into fermentable sugars.

__________________
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: DFH Punkin Ale
Bottled/Conditioning: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA Clone, Apple Jack 1.0, Apple Jack 2.0
Drinking: Yakima Blonde (Imperialized), Banana Wheat, Russian Imperial Stout, and anything i can get my hands on
On Deck: Watermelon Wheat, Red Panda Ale, Gluten Free Brown Ale, Mojito IPA, Smoked Pepper Stout
FishinDave07 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
EinBierBitte
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, TX ---- Home Sweet Home!
Posts: 30
Default

The grains are 1lb Crystal and .5lb 2-Row. I know this isnt much, just thought I could get a little extra out of them.

__________________
EinBierBitte is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
EinBierBitte
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, TX ---- Home Sweet Home!
Posts: 30
Default

I just want to run this back to the top and see if anyone thinks this is worth my time. there is .5lb of 2 row. Worth it to do a mini-mini mash?

__________________
EinBierBitte is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
C4PNJ4ZZ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 126
Default

Yeah go for it. Use 2.25qts of water for the mash (1.5qt per LB of grain). You can also use it as a dry run for when you have more grain. But the 2-row needs to be mashed, so it would be worth it to try. The crystal doesn't need it, but you aren't going to hurt anything by trying to get some conversion out of the 2-row.

__________________
C4PNJ4ZZ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 01:23 PM   #6
C4PNJ4ZZ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 126
Default

Also it depends how precious your time is, I'd say mash around 158 to get faster conversion. If you are looking for a fast brew day, do a normal steep. I think the practice is worth it so you know what to expect. Make sure you monitor your water temp before and after you add the grain to see how much temp you lose on your system.

__________________
C4PNJ4ZZ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 01:46 PM   #7
EinBierBitte
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin, TX ---- Home Sweet Home!
Posts: 30
Default

Thanks for the info. I have all day, no hurry at all so I will do the mini-mini mash just to try the process. I think I'm going partial mash from now on for sure though. Deathbrewer made it look really easy.

__________________
EinBierBitte is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
C4PNJ4ZZ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 126
Default

I think you will be really happy with partial mash. Since switching where I get my ingredients (Austin Homebrew) and switching to partial mash my beer quality has gone through the roof.

__________________
C4PNJ4ZZ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using Only Steeping Grains TheMan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 06-29-2009 08:39 PM
steeping grains spottedbass All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 02-07-2008 05:11 PM
Cold-Steeping Malt Grains vs. High-Temp Steeping Legitikick All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 01-21-2008 03:04 AM
Steeping Grains CharlieB Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 07-18-2007 12:05 PM
Steeping Grains tubbfan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 04-30-2007 04:10 PM