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decibelz 06-11-2012 02:58 PM

steeping grains like sun tea?
 
Can you do it this way? And if I did should I pre boil the water so it kills any bacteria? Cause I was thinking if trying this and when it came to the hops I would just dry hop any ideas or feed back would be cool on this one

h22lude 06-11-2012 03:07 PM

You need to get the water to 150 to 160 degrees. I don't think the sun will get that hot enough.

bja 06-11-2012 03:31 PM

What kind of grains?

wilserbrewer 06-11-2012 03:34 PM

My guess would be that it will get funky sour growth of sorts, depending on how long you sun it for. Grain, plus moisture, plus warmth equals compost...stinky compost!

decibelz 06-11-2012 03:47 PM

Ahhh ok good thing I mentioned thus before trying it ya think I could try just extracted malts? Plus dme . Oh and I didn't puck any grains in particular I was just curious on a different form of steeping

h22lude 06-11-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by decibelz (Post 4161468)
Ahhh ok good thing I mentioned thus before trying it ya think I could try just extracted malts? Plus dme . Oh and I didn't puck any grains in particular I was just curious on a different form of steeping

What do you mean by this? Try extract with the sun tea method? I personally don't think using the sun is the best idea. I know that is really how beer was first discovered but to make good beer you need to get the water boiling.

Without doing any research or knowing anything about using the sun, all of this is my opinion

decibelz 06-11-2012 04:47 PM

Well I was even thinking of using a black barrel that would attract heat . I was going to just add some water with a thermometer inside to see the temperature over a really hot weekend . Just to see how hot it gets first

decibelz 06-11-2012 04:54 PM

Why does the wort need to reach 150-160 degrees ?
 
What about frost brewing like Coors light or bud ice Molson etc.

unionrdr 06-11-2012 04:57 PM

What that refers to is a step in making lagers where the beer has to sit for a while just above freezing called lagering.
Ales don't require this step. And pasteurization happens at about 162F,if that's what you're asking.

leolee86 06-11-2012 05:01 PM

+1 ..frost brewing is a clever way of saying lagering...it no way relates to the heat of the brewing process


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