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Old 07-12-2011, 10:29 PM   #11
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The temperature isn't high enough and the pH is too low to extract significant tannin.
Stop using so much caramel malt. Your beer will thank you.
(yes, Carapils is a caramel is Special B)


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Old 07-12-2011, 10:35 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by skyzo View Post
+1 on the 5 gallon paint strainer. I got mine from the local hardware place for 2 for $5
I use them for all-grain BIAB, so they will work perfectly fine for steeping

Here's another tip. Use a small nylon zip tie to seal it. It beats tying it in a knot and is easy to clip off and you can reuse the bag again.

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by LongDogBrew View Post
When I brewed my last batch of beer (Oatmeal Stout), I felt like I left behind a lot of the goodness from the grains, even though I sparged them.
On my next batch of beer with specialty grains, I was thinking of steeping them in a separate pot without using a grain bag; then pouring them through a strainer into my boil pot.
Is there any benefits or disadvantages to doing it this way?
hey, what did you wind up doing? I, too, thought of steeping in separate pot, then straining into boil kettle...

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