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Schumed

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At our upcoming Homebrew club meeting we are wanting to do some comparing of different crystal malts...

has anyone done this and what methods did you use?

We are thinking of steeping some in a quart of water and taste the tea it makes....this should work right? how much crystal should we use in a quart of water?
 

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I have tried steeping in water and steeping in a DME wort. The best way to taste the differences in crystal malt, though, it to just chew the malts. Let it 'steep' in your month for a minute to get the full flavor.
 

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I never found pre-ferment malt experiments to offer any conclusive data. I'm just not good enough to apply the flavor to what it does after fermentation (and hopping).
 
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