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Offline MaltLicker

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Warm steeping the dark grains
« on: August 07, 2009, 03:38:04 PM »
Transferred the robust porter today after 14 days in primary.  Pleased with the chocolate/coffee & roasted flavors.  I warm-steeped an ounce each of the coffee malt and roasted barley and 3 of the 7 chocolate malt ounces.  I steeped those grains in 100F water while the regular mash was sitting.  Strained and poured the juice in the boiler, and put the grains on the top of the mash during lauter. 

Could be a nice way to get hints of flavors in styles, such as smoke/peat in a wee heavy w/o over-doing it.