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Offline BigShip17

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Steeping grains?
« on: March 26, 2020, 03:05:01 PM »
So... Brand new here. Most of my brews have been extract. I wanted to experiment with partial mash so in my last brew I steeped some crushed Briess Full Pint and Gambrinus Honey malt in a grain bag for 15 mins as I worked toward my boil for LME addition. I realized later those are not the right grains for steeping and should have actually been mashed. I got experimental without reading enough. I should have done Crystal Malt or something more suited for steeping,correct? My big question is, did I ruin my brew? I tasted it recently after dry hopping for a week. It seems ok. It's got fruity notes ,but nothing outstanding weirdness wise  Any insight here? I have brewed 4 times now. Very green but want to learn. Thanks!

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Re: Steeping grains?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 03:13:34 PM »
Your beer should be fine.

Depending on the temps while you had the grain steeping you probably did a very small partial mash.  You likely got some flavor and maybe some sugars.  Nothing bad though.

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Re: Steeping grains?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 03:51:41 PM »
Your beer should be fine.

Depending on the temps while you had the grain steeping you probably did a very small partial mash.  You likely got some flavor and maybe some sugars.  Nothing bad though.

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Offline coonmanxdog

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Re: Steeping grains?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2020, 07:01:19 PM »
In the words of Charlie Papazian... Don't worry, have a homebrew. LOL. It's all a learning experience and you just learned something.

Offline Milx

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Re: Steeping grains?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2020, 07:43:34 PM »
Golden rule of brewing: if it tastes fine, it's fine. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I haven't encountered them yet!

Don't worry too much, you just bulked up your beer with a bit more body.