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current probleim
« on: February 21, 2010, 03:25:17 PM »
im currently making a brew that requires alot of grain, thr problem is while steeping the grain has absorbed a bumch of water. Should i add more water or is there an easier way to recover the water from the grain bag

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Re: current probleim
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 03:43:19 PM »
im currently making a brew that requires alot of grain, thr problem is while steeping the grain has absorbed a bumch of water. Should i add more water or is there an easier way to recover the water from the grain bag

Adding more water is fine - you can usually figure each pound of grain will absorb slighly over one-tenth of a gallon of water.  You don't want to squeeze the grain bag as there's a concern that you could force unwanted thingies (ie. tannins) out of the grain and into your brew.
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Re: current probleim
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 06:44:17 PM »
thanks for the info we are still new to brewing and freak out over certain things

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Re: current probleim
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 12:15:12 PM »
Make sure you rinse with plenty of warm water (<160) water over your grain bag. I found that when I was using grains in a bag a larger bag for plenty of room for the grain to get wet and a large colander for rinsing worked best.
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