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Offline YorkshireBrewer

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How much steeping grains?
« on: July 21, 2023, 03:32:41 pm »

Hi Everyone,

I am brewing my first British Ale and i have tried to research the information first but no joy. Is there a rule of thumb for how much steeping grains per 1 gallon? I will be doing extract.

Thank you

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Re: How much steeping grains?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2023, 03:35:56 pm »

Hi Everyone,

I am brewing my first British Ale and i have tried to research the information first but no joy. Is there a rule of thumb for how much steeping grains per 1 gallon? I will be doing extract.

Thank you

There really isn't much to go on.  It kinda depends on what type of beer, what type of steeping grain, and what's in the extract. I think in general, for a British ale, maybe 10% of your total fermentables would be in the ballpark.  But again, it depends....
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Offline fredthecat

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Re: How much steeping grains?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2023, 08:24:46 pm »
yup, as said. - generally in a homebrew forum, if asking a question posters give some details like what type of extract or kit, how many lbs or a gravity reading etc.

is it liquid extract or a kit, im guessing?

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Re: How much steeping grains?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2023, 05:39:59 pm »
As mentioned before, there isn't one rule of thumb that applies universally. That being said, about 3 ounces would be a reasonable ballpark for a 1-gallon batch. Also, you are better off sticking to grains that don't require mashing to convert their starches to sugar. Caramel/crystal malts will work, as will roasted grains like chocolate malt, black patent, roast barley, etc.

For example something like this would be a decent starting point for 1 gallon of Pale Ale:

1.25 lb Extra Light DME or Pilsner DME
3 oz Caramel 60L (steeped)
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