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Offline oscarvan

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Re: mash or steep?
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2011, 07:09:17 pm »
OK, that was what I was REALLY trying to say....... ;)
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Offline tomsawyer

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Re: mash or steep?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2011, 08:29:55 am »
A mash includes a steep, but all steeps aren't mashes.  Soaking a pound of specialty grain in 2+gal of 170F water for 20min isn't going to do much in the way of mashing.  I think the advice to teach a version of steeping that is equivalent to a mini-mash, was a good one.  Then you don't necessarily need to worry about whether a grain needs mashed or not, and you're not going to have pH issues that lead to extraction of undesirable components.
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