steeping grain and water calculation

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    kikid New Member

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    A very newbie question - am about to try my first AG brew and after entering all my data into the calculators I can see my water requirements to mash and sparge. I want to use Maris Otter and Crystal 40, one requires mashing and the other steeping. If I mash the MO for 60 min and steep the crystal separately and combine in the kettle how do I calculate my water requirements? Am I right in assuming that I can't include the crystal in the mash tun?
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    what size pot and how are you heating it, you can mash it all at the same time
     
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    Thanks for the reply - I didn't realize I could add the steeping grains into the main mash. This will make my life a lot easier.
     
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    you would only steep when doing an extract as a base malt and others for flavor, otherwise it all gets mashed the same way as the base grain at the same times
     

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