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Old 02-24-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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Due to problems with my thermometer, I thought I was steeping my specialty grains at 155 degrees. However, after it was all said and done with, I realized that I had problems with my thermometer and in all reality it was probably steeping more along the lines of low 200's. Do you think that I extracted too many tannins for it to be decent?

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
Shawn Hargreaves
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I suspect it will be fine. Who knows, you might like it so much that you start steeping everything too hot: a few tannins might become your unique house flavor :-)

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Old 02-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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Tannin Ale!

Just like it was brewed straight from Tahquamenon Falls!

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Old 02-25-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Homercidal View Post
Tannin Ale!

Just like it was brewed straight from Tahquamenon Falls!
OT.......Just like this.

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Old 02-25-2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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If there are excessive tannins in your wort, it would have been fairly obvious.
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