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Old 09-29-2010, 12:23 AM   #11
Jul 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by musick View Post
Another process...

I steep mine (1.5 qts. per lb.) in another pot while the larger vessel is coming up to temp. Then I dump the smaller pot into the wort kettle on the top of which is a large ss strainer. Sparge the grains and bring the kettle up to volume.

Works like a champ for me.
+1 I do this as well

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Old 09-29-2010, 12:42 AM   #12
Sep 2010
Manton, MI
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i have read about this topic and have seen where people dont squeeze their grain bags? why is this a bad thing? I think i know the answer.

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Old 09-29-2010, 01:50 AM   #13
Jul 2010
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You don't squeeze the grain bag because you want to avoid pulling tannins from the husks in the grains which will add astringent flavors to your beer and may cause haziness.

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Old 09-29-2010, 02:02 AM   #14
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squeeze the bag. it is not as big of a concern as people make it out to be.

oh and be careful about HSA hehe

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