i did my first full boil yesterday and i was so excited that i made a mistake... i used an extract kit with specialty grains...i steeped the gains in all five gallons of water @ 160 degrees for 1/2 hour..then did the normal rest of boil for an hour....will this ipa beer be awful?
did you pull the specialty grains out after the steep?
if yes relax ya did fine thats how you do it
if no then yes you are going to have some tannin extraction from the grains. this will reveal itself as an astringent puckering bite to the beer. okay for a stout in small amounts but not good for an IPA
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