Originally Posted by snyklez
Question regarding this recipe. A few pages back there is a partial mash adjustment that uses extract. I'm not setup to do AG, so I'm wondering; is partial mash the same in this circumstance as extract and specialty grains? Can I steep the grain in a grain bag and then proceed as normal for an extract recipe? I've been looking for a rye ipa recipe for some time, and the reviews on this thread are encouraging.
Partial mash is adding some base malt to the specialty grains, and mashing at controlled temps for 'x' amount of time. Then getting the rest of the fermentables from extract.
I did this as a PM (only ~1# DME though) before I was set up to do 5 gal AG batches and it turned out very good. I sub'd some base malt with Munton's extra light DME.