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Old 08-13-2009, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Didn't Steep Grains

I just started brewing today and started with the Brewer's Best American Amber kit. After completing all boiling and starting the fermentation process, I realized I forgot to steep the Crushed Crystal Malt. In fact, it was not used at all.

Is this ok? What will be the result?

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Old 08-13-2009, 03:50 AM   #2
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You'll still have beer.

It'll be lighter in color than the recipe intended, and without whatever flavor the crystal would have contributed, but it'll still be beer and you'll probably still like it.

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Some amber ale recipes don't use grains at all so this will be one of those.
It will be tasty, but not what the recipe intended.
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OH NO!!!!!!! YOU FORGOT THE GRAINS????????????

youre fine...
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:03 PM   #6
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Steep the grain in a quart or two of water. Boil 10 minutes and add to the fermenter.

Or just leave it out.
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As long as you're not brewing all grain you'll be fine. Forgetting the grain during an AG batch would result in a pretty watery beer...
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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^ actually forgetting the grain in an all grain brew would result in yeasty water.

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