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Old 04-27-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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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.

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

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Old 04-28-2007, 02:19 AM   #3
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You're exactly right, tubbfan.

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What those guys said above me.

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Old 04-30-2007, 05:10 PM   #5
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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.

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