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Old 07-21-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
Jul 2009
McKinney TX
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I am looking at ordering my next kit and wanted to know if a mini mash is the same as a partial grain?


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Old 07-21-2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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Mini mash is the same as a partial mash. You'll need to mash the grains you get-- it's not just steeping them like you do with typical specialty grains in a kit.

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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Yes, and the only differences between steeping and PM are temperature (lower) and time (longer).
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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I did one extract w/ specialty grains kit before I moved on to partial mash brewing and I've never looked back. MUCH cleaner beer even if you miss the mark (so far no tannin leaching). Since I don't have the time or the money for an AG setup, this is the perfect method for me.
Poor planning on your part doesn't necessitate an emergency on mine.

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Old 07-23-2009, 02:57 AM   #5
Dec 2008
Long Island, NY
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SmugMug, when you say you don't have the money for an AG setup, what additional pieces of equipment are needed?
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