Hi Brandon O,
227 replies to this post!
You've inflamed the forum with that topic
I was just wondering why do you steep with short time (30 minutes, as opposed to "usual" 1h) ?
I'm not sure you would achieve a complete starch conversion in 30min (there is probably not enough time left for the enzymes to finish the conversion).
But maybe, that's the point.
I haven't gone through the 227 replies,
but maybe you don't want the enzymes to break down too much sugar because you are using apple juice in the brew as well.
So, you don't want to get a too high SG.
Is that correct or is there any other particular reason for a 30min steep?
Same question about the short time boil:
by boiling only 30min, do you aim to lower the IBU
and retain more flavours from the hops ?
I was just curious about that.
Anyway, I'll stick to your recipe (with your steep and boil time) and see how it turns out