« on: March 04, 2013, 08:46:23 am »
You know, its interesting, I had originally heard when I first started extract brewing that squeezing the grain/muslin bag is a terrible idea...you should just let it drain.
Then I started BIAB'ing, and have been squeezing the bag like crazy (typically I will spin it around like I'm going to tie it, which extracts more liquid, then I also put it onto a canning rack above my kettle and apply pressure with the kettle lid). I honestly can't perceive tannins. I've recently heard that they are more of a result of low mash pH than applying pressure to the husk of the grain to extract liquid. Makes sense I guess.
Anyway, looking like I have a little more Kolsch than I planned for with a touch higher gravity. One of those good problems I guess!
Tannins can result from a high mash pH, not low.
Denny, You are on it this morning... I am still not caffeinated enough to catch these things...