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tubbfan 04-27-2007 10:01 PM

Steeping Grains
 
I've seen a couple of extract recipes that suggest you steep your grains until the water starts to boil. Don't the grains start to get astringent if you steep above 170F? I always thought a better idea would be to steep at 160F or so for 30 minutes or longer, remove and then proceed to boil.

True?

johnsma22 04-27-2007 10:11 PM

Those recipes are wrong and you are on the right track with your thinking on the process.

gruntingfrog 04-28-2007 01:19 AM

You're exactly right, tubbfan.

Kayos 04-28-2007 04:34 AM

What those guys said above me.

cubbies 04-30-2007 04:10 PM

You certainly dont want to boil your grains. You should be fine up to 170, but I personally never go over 160. Keep it as close to 155 as you can and DO NOT boil the grains.

P.S. Nice avatar...Go Cubbies!


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