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Old 12-19-2005, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Adding Grain for flavor

I have made a few brews so far but am a relitive newby at home brewing and would like some advice. I have been toying with the idea of adding some grain to my next brew just for a change but am unsure of the method! Should I be substituting Dextrose with the Grain or should I simply be adding the grain to the final mix?

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Old 12-19-2005, 04:07 PM   #2
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Steeping specialty grains isn't a substitute for dextrose. Basically, you're just leaching out some flavors, you don't get much in the way of sugars.

Steeping is simple. Put the grains in a mesh bag and hang it it 170F water for 30 minutes or so. Take the bag out, add your extract and proceed in the usual fashion.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
I use secondaries. :p
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Yup, that's all you need to do. Don't take anything out of the original recipe, just add a few pounds of grain for variety. It will give you a MUCH broader range of options when making a batch and you will be very glad you did it.

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