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Old 04-10-2007, 01:47 AM   #1
Feb 2007
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when i steep the grains should i put them in a grain bag or directly in the water and then strain?
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:48 AM   #2
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grain bag is easier if under 5 lbs.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:07 AM   #3
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Use a bag, but remove when temp is at or just below 170 degrees F. Dont squeeze the hot bag, it may burn your hand. I do heat about a quart of water to rinse after removing, but not really necessary. If over about 1 1/2 lb, I use 2 bags

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:18 AM   #4
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Don't squeeze at all! Get the temp to 150-160, then let it sit for 30 minutes. Then pour (sparge) about a half gallon onto the bag to get the rest of the "juices" out. Never squeeze the will release tannins.

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:34 AM   #5

Grain bag. It is a serious pain to strain later...
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