Steeping Speciality Grains in DME solution?

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aamcle

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I'm planning a big stout but because I have a GF I'm going to have to use a lot of DME.

If I dissolve 3.5kg of dme in a few litres of water can I steep speciality grains in it? Chocolate and Carapills?

I've tried reiterating mashing, sparging too much and boiling longer but it's just easier to dissolve some dme.

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The only problem I see is that the solution that the steeping grain will absorb has a high content of sugar. So you will lose a little more sugar than if you would steep in a lower concentration solution.
 

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I would rather steep the grains in water and after steeping dissolve the DME in it. You'll reach a higher gravity this way.
 
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