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Quick question brains trust...

I have 200g Crystal Malt grains t add to my extract brew.

How much water should I steep these in, how long and what temp is usually best to hold?


Thanks!

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Ive only done this in one brew so far. From what I've read on here. All the info is hidden away you just have to search..

My method is probably way off but I'm sure you'll get some sound advice if my way is wrong...

Crack your grains 

1 litre of water to 250g crystal

Steep at 68°C for half hour*

Strain (sparge or squeeze optional)

Then boil for 15 mins. 

If doing a hop boil or steep too, once grain has been strained

Top up with another 3 litres water

Add 250g LDM or LME aiming for wort s.g of around 1.040 for boil.

Boil and add hops at required intervals. 

Cheers, Lee

*grains can be cold steeped overnight also, then strained and boiled.

 

 

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Thanks for the info Lee. Are you saying that hop "tea" from a steep should be boiled also? Or just throw the tea in with the grain steep liquid and boil together??

Cheers Mark

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About a litre of water, heat it to 70 degrees then put the grains in for half an hour. Don't worry about maintaining temperature, it's not critical with steeping grains. 

Then what Lee said.

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2 minutes ago, Olemate said:

Thanks for the info Lee. Are you saying that hop "tea" from a steep should be boiled also? Or just throw the tea in with the grain steep liquid and boil together??

Cheers Mark

Hop teas are not boiled. That would defeat the purpose.

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Thanks Kelsey, so the hop tea isn't an infection risk?

Mark

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No more than dry hops are. 

It's a bit like doing a hop boil and adding more hops at the end when the heat is turned off. 

Boiling a hop tea would just be like boiling the hops. It's kind of what happens with first wort hopping but that process is done for a different reason. 

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Hi mark, I've only done a few hop teas and have always been 500mls boiled water add hops and steep for 15 mins. Then strain and squeeze and into the fermenter.

I recently read some advice that Lusty had offered, that suggests to make the tea from boiled wort rather than plain water.

I will be doing this next time I need a hop tea 🍻 

Cheers 

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17 hours ago, #granted+brew said:

Hi mark, I've only done a few hop teas and have always been 500mls boiled water add hops and steep for 15 mins. Then strain and squeeze and into the fermenter.

A 500ml or bigger coffee plunger is perfect for hop teas ... many brewers use them ... 

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Thanks a lot guys, all done on Sat night and shes's in the fermenting fridge @ 18C.

Thanks again!

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