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Old 11-19-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
Nov 2006
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so we were brewing our first batch of beer and the grain bag burned to the bottom of the pot... not much grain escaped the bag but there was a decent burn mark of the cltoh on the bottom of the pot.... is this going to really effect the out come of the beer???

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Old 11-19-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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You might get a "taste " in your finished beer because of it.

Time will tell.
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:45 PM   #4
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Ive had that happen before too, I never noticed any off flavors attributable to the burnt bag. You have to keep moving the bag around to be sure that its not burning.

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Old 11-19-2006, 05:04 PM   #5
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My brew pot has handles and I just tie the top of the grain bag to one of them. Keeps it suspended where it can't touch the bottom and burn.

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Old 11-19-2006, 05:07 PM   #6
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Had that happen once, but since it was an Old Rasputin clone, it didn't matter.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:24 AM   #7
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Don't you just steep the grain at 160*F? How can it burn to the bottom of the pot at that temperature?

Anyhow, next time tie a bit of butcher's twine to the bag and tie that to a pot handle, or to a long dowel or a piece of wood or a ladle or a wire rack or similar sitting across the top of the pot to keep the grain bag suspended just below the surface of the water.

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