BIAB mash in - oops

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  1. Herm_brews

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    So I’m brewing this morning, BIAB style. After strike water reaches the target, I put my paint strainer bag in the kettle, and slowly begin adding the crushed grains while stirring. Apparently my stirring was too vigorous as the bag pulled away from the lip of the kettle, and some of the grains went into the water outside of the bag. I cursed, got the bag secured, and continued adding grains. Hopefully, this won’t be a problem.
    Does anybody have any feedback, like should I try to strain out these grains before adding to fermenter, or should I strain before the boil? My practice is to add the entire contents of the kettle to the fermenter.
    Thanks in advance for any constructive feedback.
     
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    Try your best to strain out the grains before the kettle- you don't want to boil the grain.
     
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    OK, thanks @Yooper. I presume that boiling the grain might release unwanted tannins?
     
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    Yes, but if it's a very small amount it wouldn't matter all that much.
     
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    I am set up to strain, we’ll see how much got outside the bag.
     
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    image.jpg Here is what I strained out - not much, but I’m glad that it won’t be in the boil.
     
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    Thanks for that post @Hawkbox interesting stuff. Given how little material slipped out of my grain bag, it probably would not have made any difference.
     
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    I completely get the desire to not boil it, but it's nice to have some evidence that it's not something to panic over.
     
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