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Old 08-18-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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The few kits I have made come with both cans of extract, dme, and/or grains. The directions say to bring the water to boiling, then steep grains for 30 minutes. From what I have read, this seems pointless. At this temp (200 degrees plus), it doesn't seem to be efficient. Wouldn't it be best to steep the grains at 150-160 degrees for a hour? Just wondering why all the kits say to do it like this.


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Old 08-18-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Not sure why they recommend 200. Books, extract kits I used to brew (I liked the ones from Austin Homebrew Supply), and other sources recommended the 150-160 range. I'd stick with that and ignore the 200 degree temp on your kit.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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The few kits I have made come with both cans of extract, dme, and/or grains. The directions say to bring the water to boiling, then steep grains for 30 minutes. From what I have read, this seems pointless. At this temp (200 degrees plus), it doesn't seem to be efficient. Wouldn't it be best to steep the grains at 150-160 degrees for a hour? Just wondering why all the kits say to do it like this.
"All the kits" don't say that. Most say to bring the steeping water to under 170 degrees and hold it there for 20 minutes or so.

There isn't any advantage to steeping for an hour over 20 minutes, though. There isn't any reason at all to steep the grains that long. Probably wouldn't hurt, but no reason to hold them that long.
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