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Old 02-25-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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I accidentally spilled about a quarter or 30% of my crushed grain on the floor. I threw it out. Will this effect how my beer tastes if I end up using less crushed grain then I was supposed to in the kit?

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:13 AM   #2
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If it was steeping malt grain then you're going to lose some flavour and some colour. If it were base malt grains for mashing you'd lose some flavour and fermentible sugar gravity points so the ABV% would end up a bit lower.

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:17 AM   #3
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I accidentally spilled about a quarter or 30% of my crushed grain on the floor. I threw it out. Will this effect how my beer tastes if I end up using less crushed grain then I was supposed to in the kit?
To which "crushed grain" are you referring?

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:17 AM   #4
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What if i boiled it longer?

It's boiling as we speak bro.

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:19 AM   #5
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To which "crushed grain" are you referring?
It's a quarter pound of "Belgian Biscuit" and .75 pounds of Gambrinus Honey Malt, specialty grains.

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:45 AM   #6
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You're only going to lose a little flavour, colour and body, but at only a pound of grains the 30% you chucked is going to be a small fraction of the total, extracts used, so won't make a huge difference.

5 gallon batch??

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:57 AM   #7
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You're only going to lose a little flavour, colour and body, but at only a pound of grains the 30% you chucked is going to be a small fraction of the total, extracts used, so won't make a huge difference.

5 gallon batch??
Yes sir. Cream Ale from Northern Brewer.

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #8
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OTOH, boiling would have killed any of the nasties that the grain would have picked up on the floor.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:09 PM   #9
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OTOH, boiling would have killed any of the nasties that the grain would have picked up on the floor.
Funny, that's the same thing I was just thinking. I would have gathered them up, put them back in the steeping sack, and ran with it.

 
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