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Old 08-03-2009, 11:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by AngryNerd View Post
No, I boiled the starting water, cooled to ~150F, steeped, cooled, and added to the secondary. Why?
Grain is full of nasties. You should have boiled after you steeped.

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by double_e5 View Post
Grain is full of nasties. You should have boiled after you steeped.
Or he could have pasteurized the grains with the water he had already boiled at a 170 degree steep if he didn't want to add the harshness that can come with boiling dark grains.

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