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Old 10-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #21
Matt3989
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The temp will be stable for a long time, days. It takes a lot of thermal energy to warm up all that water and beer. Especially if you are only trying to maintain 65 in a house that's close to 70.

get the water down to the temp you want it, and it'll start right around there very easily. I get mine down to the low 60s or high 50s depending on the yeast/beer, then it just takes two gallon jugs of ice set over for me to maintain that temp for days at a time.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:05 AM   #22
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Thanks

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:10 AM   #23
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Just a quick tip to OP. my first prepackaged kit had a pound of grain that I steeped as instructed. It's just that nowhere did the instructions say Grind Grains Before,Using.

Doh. A true noob move.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PistolPete2 View Post
Just a quick tip to OP. my first prepackaged kit had a pound of grain that I steeped as instructed. It's just that nowhere did the instructions say Grind Grains Before,Using.

Doh. A true noob move.
Only a true noob move by whoever wrote those instructions. They should come pre-milled or should instruct you to do so. I say it's on them!

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #25
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I noticed my 2 page instructions that came from Midwest mention to crush your grains... but had it not I would have totally not realized it... especially with it being my first time!

Man I am so excited to start brewing. Damn.

 
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