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Old 08-18-2007, 02:41 AM   #1
Apr 2007
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I have a recipe (extract) for a porter and I am not quite sure what the process is for steeping and rinsing. Here is the beginning of the recipe:

Place crushed malts in a nylon steeping bag and steep in 3.0 qts of water at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Rinse grains with 1.5 qts of water at 170 degrees. Add water to make 3 gallons, stir in dried malt extract and bring to boil, etc.

After I steep the crushed malts how do I rinse? Do I take the grain bag out, put it in a strainer (over the pot) and pour the 170 degree 1.5 qts of water over it?


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Old 08-18-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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thats what i would guess. or maybe just pour the 170 degree water over the grain bag.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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I do exactly what you suggest to rinse my grains, I put them in a strainer, hold it over the pot, and pour the rinse water over them.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:59 PM   #4
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Exactly, but pour away from yourself, and watch for steam, it can burn pretty good.
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