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Old 01-31-2010, 05:31 AM   #1
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Before everyone cringes, I know NOW, that I should never have grains in boiling water due to the release of tannons.

Before I learned that lesson, I was doing a partial mash and when the water hit boil I added my Stout extract and "tea-bag" of grains, and added my hops at 60", 30", 5". Pull grains, Cool down, dump in fermenter, pitch yeast.

My big question is, should I even bother bottling this beer, or will the fact that it's a stout be a bit forgiving?

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:45 AM   #2
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Bad beer is better than no beer! I know I am a noob around here and you might get different opinions but I say if you don't have another recipe waiting to go bottle it and see what happens.

 
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:48 AM   #3
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Who told you to boil your grain for an hour?

 
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:51 AM   #4
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Never toss a batch before it's finished. It may have a lot of tannins and be terrible but because it's a stout, it might hide the flavors good enough to be ok.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:21 PM   #5
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Grains get boiled in a decoction. Just sayin'.

 
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:04 PM   #6
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Who told you to boil your grain for an hour?
Nobody actually told me to boil grains, it was a case of reading so much information that it all blended together in one huge brain-fart.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
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Nobody actually told me to boil grains, it was a case of reading so much information that it all blended together in one huge brain-fart.
you want to steep the grain not boil it.

 
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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It's better not to boil the grains, but I've done it and the beer turned out fine.

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Old 01-31-2010, 04:15 PM   #9
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Bottle it, Drink it, then let us know how it is.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:48 PM   #10
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what was in the specialty grain bag.. roasted barley, flaked barley, flaked oats, black malt?

 
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